Now Part of Meraki's Free the Net SF

By Kristopher A. Nelson in

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I’ve just received my free Meraki Mini, and put it in my window. Now my neighbors should be able to see the “Free the Net” signal, and hopefully we can get some momentum to spread the network to this part of SF!

Your San Francisco neighbors are building a free wireless network, and you can be a part of it! With a Meraki repeater, you can connect to the network, expand its reach, and provide access to others.

Right now, we’re giving Meraki Mini repeaters away to SF residents who can see the Free the Net signal, and the network will always be free.

Our network is growing at a healthy rate, with new communities lighting up each month. Even if Free the Net hasn’t made it to your neighborhood yet, we’ll be there soon, and we’d like to let you know when we arrive!

So far, everything was incredibly simple. I just plugged it in, and it worked. (Of course, I did a little QoS work on my router, just in case’s Meraki’s rate limiting wasn’t good enough—I really don’t want to have visitors maxing out my upstream bandwidth and consequently taking out my VoIP service.) I’m not yet on Meraki’s map, but hopefully I will be soon. Perhaps eventually we can get some Meraki-provided DSL lines around here too…
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