WiFi Research Network
UCLA/Cisco Metropolitan WiFi Research Network
UCLA, with the help of Cisco Systems, created a new high-speed research network with urban-scale wireless connectivity at the Los Angeles State Historic Park in Downtown Los Angeles. This system enabled two areas of exploration:
- Long-term technology research on how networks can support individuals and communities in documenting their own environments as part of creating healthy and livable cities;
- Collaborative work with local communities that investigates how emerging technologies can be employed now to express their own identities and histories in today’s mediatized society.
- 20 Cisco 1510 Access Points: 802.11B/G
- • 9 surrounding LASHP, 11 across campus UCLA as a testbed.
- • Downtown streetlight access rented from LA City Bureau of Street Lighting.
- • Mesh network with 802.11A backhaul and two root APs on Chiparaki.
- • Part of $470k+ in-kindand cash donation by Cisco.
- Four Cisco 3845 integrated services routers
- • UCLA REMAP, UCLA CENS, LASHP, Portable/Test
- High-speed DS3 Connectivity to UCLA
- • 44 Mbps private line by Qwest to CENIC, $2400/mo.
- • CENIC shared gigabit link to UCLA, in-kind.
- Four ‘class C’ subnets: 1024 static IP Addresses
- • UCLA Computer Science address allocation.
- • VPN connectivity to park extends UCLA’s campus network.
- UCLA Voice over IP pilot
- • Campus phone service extended to Chiparakifacility via network.