Sorry about the double post, the system keeps telling me I have not filled out the nick name? and won't let me post unless I log out then back in?
I didn't mean to antagonize anyone or impinge on their beliefs. I think there is enough room for free networks and paid internet access. If I fail then that is my business. I also believe that hackers could care less if a system is free and open or if it is a paid system. I have been attacked from Taiwan and I don't think they knew that I was paying for my wireless internet access.
I said that I know RF (specifically RADAR and Microwave transmission) not wi-fi. The websites listed are good plug and play sites, but I would like to know the meat of the technology and the distribution schemes.
I am not trying to get rich quick. Our focus is on provideing high speed internet access at a low cost maybe even equal to dial-up service. We want only to recoup our costs and earn a living like everyone else. If you are so righteous, why do you charge your boss for the services you perform? It wouldn't be fair for you to work for free if someone else got paid would it? I bet you rfgeek pay for water like everyone else even though it is a free resource. We are in a capitalist society and must operate in it to survive. We only try not to lose our perspective, ethics, and morals in doing so. In other words, sell but do not sell out.
We each have our own priorities and have our own ways we give back to society. You choose free mesh networks and I choose other ways. I wish you the best success in getting the mesh up in your area.