Haiti Rewired

How to Connect Port-au-Prince with a Wireless Network

How to deploy long-distance WiFi links in Haiti

Inveneo has created a methodology for deploying long-distance wireless networks from our many years of work in Africa. So while Port-au-Prince presents it own set of logistical and communication challenges, we were able to install and manage a high-functioning network relatively quickly using these basic steps:

1. WiFi Network Design - make sure your nodes are visible to each other and pointing at the right location
2. Location Capacity Survey - confirming the location can support a network node
3. WiFi Hub Antenna Pointing - aiming the dish for the highest signal strength
4. Installation Trip Preparation - determining what you'll need before your 30ft up a tower
5. Node Antenna Setup - aiming and connecting the antenna
6. Disseminating Internet Access - networking locally for end-user access
7. Network Management - making sure everyone has equal access to bandwidth

If you've read this far, you'll want to read the full How to Deploy Long-Distance WiFi in Haiti primer and how we and our Certified ICT Partners can bring Internet access to rural and underserved communities in the developing world.

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