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Nablus goes v6

Nablus has gone ipv6, if only ipv6 over ipv4 tunnel. 🙂 3ffe:bc0:8000:0:8000:0:c393:529d is his new address, but I don’t think there’s actually anything running on it. You might possibly be able to see the default Debian Apache index.html and maybe the other services are running on it too. Who knows? It was just a bit […]

Computers give away

With the temporary demise of the Computer Courses at the ECC, the Lab has had quite a few computers waiting to get refurbished, fixed up and given away; some volunteers have been busy making them work again. The last couple of weeks we have been giving away some to local people who can plead a […]

Fundraising meeting 6:30pm 26th July, Bannerman Buildings

A Meeting to discuss fundraising and the financial future of the project. I have a idea to contact the Guardian for the Bannerman Rd school project that I would like to discuss. If you have a particular interest in fundraising and are unable to attend please let the list know by Thursday and we will […]

Cities Begin to Look Away from Microsoft PARIS, Jul 13 (IPS) – Many European public administrations are distancing themselves from the U.S. software giant Microsoft and turning to free software. The Paris city administration has announced it is considering replacing its Microsoft systems with public domain software such as Linux, OpenOffice and Mozilla. The overhaul of the city’s data processing systems […]

Projects Update

Sometimes this site looks like there is nothing going on so I thought I’d give an update on what has been going on the last month since the Wireless Festival Bannerman Road School We have arranged for the BuildIT project to refurbish the machines for the Bannerman Road school project. This is group of young […]

ERN independence day

Saturday 3rd June 12am the Lord Mayor will be opening the celebrations of Easton Residents Network Independence day at Greenhaven, Greenbank Av Easton, Bristol. 12.00-5.00pm no doubt an opportunity to meet the press with tea and cakes. Greenhaven is residential supported housing that’s been connect to the wireless network since March, two Linux computers have […]

First Tuesday Meeting

Just a reminder that the first TUESDAY of the month is rapidly approaching. An agenda for the meeting can be found and edited at and the minutes of the last meeting here As we missed out on Bails’ BBQ, it would be good to have a big turnout and a post-meeting pub analysis […]

Bails BBQ Saturday 26th

For fans of Bail’s culinary skills and a nice afternoon out in the countryside in Bails extensive grounds, don’t forget the man himself is having a summer BBQ for kids and refugees from Glastonbury on Saturday afternoon The postcode is BS49 4BQ for multimap afficianodos and for trains 2 Yatton All (apparently) welcome!

BackPack Access Point

Forwarded from From: Jim Barker <> To: Subject: Wireless backpack repeater Date: 08 Jun 2004 19:37:25 -0700 I would like to plans for the wireless backpack repeater. Software, antenna, etc. Thank you for your time. Jim Barker Grass Valley CA. USA Possible technical write-up required methinks Sean


An elderly gentleman based in Horfield by the name of Ken Taylor rang the Lab last week to ask if anybody we knew might have any use for a large collection of radio valves (1940s/50s), many of them still in their original boxes. He and his friends were "wireless" hobbyists during and after WW2, even […]

Bristol Indymedia Community Arts Day

BRISTOL INDYMEDIA COMMUNITY ARTS DAY (Sat 12th / 1pm start) Back for a second year – This whole day event is a unique opportunity for people to come along, learn new skills and discuss issues surrounding grass-roots media. The line up this year includes DIY radio workshops, how to make your own magazine, DIY record […]

An interesting analysis of free wireless networks This study looks at how wireless networking (WLAN) in London has developed over the last three years from hacktivist pastime to mainstream pursuit. Comparing networks built by freenetwork groups, commercial hotspot providers, and public sector initiatives the study also examines the sales and uptake of WLAN equipment and makes some direct measurements of wireless […]

1st June 2004 – Minutes

PRESENT ——- Matt Jim Andy Sean Ben Paul Ian Pete APOLOGIES ——— Bails Jason Rich Ed MATTERS ARISING ————— Training: We have some people already enrolled on the next training course, plus we’re likely to get a few more at the BWFestival. Work Placements: We have insurance sorted now. ERN: Only three people on the […]

BWFestival (Sat June 5) – Last Meeting Before Event!

BWFestival ❗ LAST MEETING BEFORE EVENT ❗ TUESDAY 25th MAY Venue: Easton Community Association Time: 6.30PM Agenda: 1. Artwork/Press/PR T-shirt/Stencil Poster/flyer Banners etc Questionnaire Press copy Press releases Contacts/Invitations 2. Tech Specs Progress reports Installations Demos Live streams Archive streams Cube link Equipment lists 3. Other […]

RICHAIR2030 – Coming to the ECC on June 5th

RICHAIR2030 proposes a fictional scenario for its 2004 UK touring performance: April 30, FUTURESONIC04, Manchester May 7-10, MACHINISTA04, Glasgow June 5-6, CUBECINEMA, Bristol July 10-16, BOWFESTIVAL 04, London RICHAIR2030 – BEAT UP THE SIGNALS RICHAIR2030 is a fictional wireless performance set in year 2030. RICHAIR2030 incorporates ideas of freenetwork movement developed worldwide in early […]