The first Las Vegas area MeshNode is up!
It's at the south west end of town, near Blue Diamond Rd (hwy 160) and Rainbow Bl.
Look for SSID "VegasFreeMesh" on Channel 11
It's got about a 1/2 mile range right now with a unmodified Linksys WUSB11 from fry's on sale for $40, see the link below for pics of the low cost antenna box.
Try to connect and let me know if you need any technical help setting up your own MeshNode. Point your directional this way if you have one!
I have a few more sites planned around town. If you can get one working in your area it would help!
Later on I will be playing around with low cost directional antennas and a second wireless device/port to provide a temporary way to interconnect some of these nodes.