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developerWorks: Linux Scripts Make Wireless Management a Snap

Jul 25, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan Baker)

"It's simple to create a small, wireless network with an off-the-shelf wireless router. But providing industrial-strength wireless connectivity to an office, apartment building, or neighborhood is different. After you've done that, you're running a wireless Internet service provider (WISP). And to run a WISP you need to be able to answer questions like these:

  • "How good is my connectivity to the Internet right now?
  • "Which clients are associated to the network right now, and how good is their connectivity?
  • "Do I have adequate bandwidth for peak demand...?"

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