To enable easy maintenance of Compute Station by non-technical people, USB based adapters are use extensively to extend its function.
Virtual Private Mesh's WiFi Mesh is vendor independent and device agnostic, all past, existing and future equipment can contribute to the building of a neighbourhood mesh.
Most Mesh Nodes are configured with a demonstration WiFi Mesh network, (e.g. 88.io) by default, this can be turned off from the web page of each Mesh Node, so they can take advantage of the services available on the local Campus Network immediately.
- Infinite Disk
- Geo Attest
Different Virtual Private Meshes (VPMs) can decide on their own Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP), however the default EAP to get onto most VPMs is EAP-TTLS-PAP.
When using EAP-TTLS-PAP the user:
- MUST ENABLE Server Certificate Validation to prevent fake WiFi access point advertising the same SSID.
- MUST NOT use the WiFi login username and password for anything else (e.g. create a new Dynamic Alias just for WiFi)
- is RECOMMENDED to turn on dynamic password protection for the WiFi login password.
Currently WiFi Meshes are based Wifi 5 (802.11ac) and WiFi 6 (802.11ax) equipment.
Standard | Spatial Stream| Channel Width | Maximum Speed
WiFi 5 | 1 | 80 MHz | 433 Mbps
WiFi 5 | 2 | 80 MHz | 433 Mbps
Mesh Cells are formed by mesh radios that agreed to operate on the same set of standards.
To be counted as part of a cell, the radios must have wireless links between them.
If the site is small and there is only one Mesh Staton, place it as much in the middle and as high as possible.
For larger sites place multiple Mesh Stations around the perimeter of the site (next to windows) to