Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network

Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network

Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network

to get instant updates about 'Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!


All Updates

The Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network (CUWiN) is a special project of the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC). Started in 2000 by a group of developers wishing to take advantage of under-utilized Internet links purchased for public use (such as those in municipal offices, schools, and universities), it began a partnership with UCIMC in 2004, gaining its current special project status. CUWiN inherits UCIMC's not-for-profit status and is devoted to building a network architecture to cost-effectively and efficiently create a community wireless network.

The project has built a communications network using wireless networking equipment ranging from commodity personal computers to specialized miniaturized, fan-less computers with integrated networking. This is essentially the same "WiFi" equipment used in homes and offices, but CUWiN put it on rooftops to connect neighbors and form a high-speed community network. It is one of many localized community wireless network projects across the world and is developing a platform which can be reused by certain types of these projects, based on their community's geographic structure.


CUWiN's three-part mission is to:

  1. connect more people to Internet and broadband services,
  2. develop open-source hardware and software for use by wireless projects worldwide, and
  3. build and support community-owned, not-for-profit broadband networks in cities and towns around the globe.

Read More

No feeds found

Posting your question. Please wait!...

No updates available.
No messages found
Suggested Pages
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from