Mesh networks have been around since the Department of Defense starting playing around with the idea of exchanging data and information in remote and infrastructure-compromised locations. In recent years, mesh networks have been applied to disaster operations to enable the exchange of data and information regardless of Internet access.
However, mesh networks are quite technical to setup and use. A non-profit and open source technology called LDLN makes this a lot less technical so nearly anyone with some basic tech skills can set up and use a mesh network. Before I dive into how LDLN does this, I want to provide a primer on mesh networks, how they work, and the problems they solve.Read More