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  • Is the AR750 still viable May 24, 2020
    I hope all are well. I keep promising to build a new network using the AR750 using SECN 6 software A few questions: 1. Is this combination of modem and software still a good choice. 2. I am still not sure how to configure the two frequencies, both as a mesh network; or only one 3.
  • How to start Village Telco in 2020? November 17, 2019
    Hello, I understand that Village Telco is no longer manufacturing. So, what are the alternatives for people who want to deploy a similar project Africa? Thanks Ernest
  • SECN 3.x+ on MP01? October 3, 2019
    I noticed that the downloads section separates the two MP devices and the MP-01 directory tops out at SECN 2.x. Does anyone know if SECN 3 or higher is available for the MP-01? Thanks!
  • MP02 changing GPIO state based on call status August 7, 2019
    Hello, I'm working with an art project that is using Mesh Potato MP02 / Dragino DT01 devices. One of the challenges we are currently facing is figuring out how to do something external to the Potato depending on ringing or call state. Currently I need only to blink some lights when the phone is
  • GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund / Grant Funding: £50,000 - £500,000 May 28, 2019
    Dear Listers, I just wanted to share with you this advert for Fund grantees thatGSMA is running - The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund. The Fundaims to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to addresshumanitarian challenges with a focus on developing countries. Grant
  • VT-Rachel Updates May 8, 2019
    Hi All I have posted some updates to the VT-Rachel USB/SD to include additional content modules and some tidy up of the home page. You can download a demo home page .zip file here: Download and unpack the .zip into a working
  • Access Point security April 20, 2019
    Hello All, How do I make the access Point network Open ( without Password). when I choose WPA2 or any encryption and leave password blank. Access point does not come on. when I choose none, device find it difficult to connect Thanks for a help
  • Re: surplus MPO2-FXS devices April 5, 2019
    Hello group members. I have been in communication with T Gillett and he has suggested that this may a place that I can find some surplus MPO2-FXS devices. If this is the case, I am in Colorado USA. Please let me know if I can get a hold of 5-7 units and what they may cost and shipping of
    Hello the world I need your help , I would like to be connected with village telco , but in Uganda there's no such network , is that possible me to setup the system in my area ? if so please help me and what device do i need to start up ? thank all members. Richard Mulindwa
  • Flashing a Ubiquiti Bullet M2-HP to SECN-4 ? February 11, 2019
    Advice please - I would like to get a new Ubiquiti BulletM2-HP flashed to run SECN-4-x VillageTelco firmware - is that possible? Current this Bullet is at AirOS Firmware Version: XW.v6.1.9 I read here on the OpenWRT site that I first need to revert the
  • Upgrade options October 21, 2018
    I have a network with a number of MR3020 and one WR842n-v3 flashed with SECN-4. I am considering a number of upgrade and replacement routes: 1. UPGRADE TO SECN-5 AND ADD GL-MT300A Am I right in concluding that because of the 4mb memory cap on the MR3020 upgrade SECN-5 now includes 802.11 and this
  • 3rd summit of community networks in Africa, 2-7 Sep, Eastern Cape, South Africa August 20, 2018
    Hi everyone, I'm writing to you to bring to your attention the 3rd summit on Community Networks in Africa that the Association for Progressive Communications is co-organizing with ISOC and Zenzeleni Networks. It will take place from the 2nd to the 7th September in Lubanzi, near Coffee Bay in
  • AR750 Firmware July 16, 2018
    Hi Dayo I have produced a trial version of SECN 5 firmware for the AR750 device, including the VT-RACHEL firmware, which you can download here: Some notes on this firmware below. The AR750M router works well
  • Stanford Liberationtech Needs Your Help June 14, 2018
    Hi All, The Program on Liberation Technologies at Stanford University (LT) has been going strong since circa 2006. Since then, LT has helped thousands design, use, and research technologies that foster the public good. Recently, the decision was made to
  • Updated SECN-5 VT-RACHEL Firmware June 10, 2018
    Updated test firmware for SECN-5 and VT-RACHEL is available for MP02, AR150, AR300M and AR750M devices. This firmware incorporates a DNS filtering facility for Internet access using OpenDNS as the default. The firmware can be downloaded for testing here: MP02 http://download.villagetelco.or