Wireless Networking

One of SUWS areas of interest is Wireless Networking, in particular the 802.11 standards, used for Wi-Fi in being homes, places of work and various public places, such as pubs, coffee shops and public libraries.

Since 2001, SUWS has be running the Southampton Open Wireless Network (SOWN) project, which aims to build a free-to-use wireless network in Southampton, UK.  Our initial focus has been the University campus and Portswood / Highfield areas since that is where we live and spend most of our time, however anybody is welcome to join in and start setting up additional coverage in their area.