Monkey-proof wifi

No, it’s not Google’s wifi network in Mountain View (although that could probably use a money-business-resistant design). Rather it’s a wifi network in India, cobled together from thrown out USA junk.

One of their main design constraints? It has to put up with abuse from monkeys.

Hmmm, I have a router to donate. Wonder where I can drop it off? Anyone know which Silicon Valley Computer Recycler is best to use?

12 thoughts on “Monkey-proof wifi

  1. More coverage on Boing Boing, including pictures and linkage:

    http://www.boingboing.net/2006/08/17/wireless_binds_tibet.html

    Xeni’s blog:

    http://www.xeni.net/trek/

    I particularly liked her story about “tiggas.” No doubt Al Sharpton would not approve.

    And in other news, Buddhist Monks Kick Ass, Take Names. :-) No word on whether the brawl was incited by Tibetan hip hop Music.

    One of their main design constraints? It has to put up with abuse from monkeys.

    So, is that simulated with AOL traffic?

  2. More coverage on Boing Boing, including pictures and linkage:

    http://www.boingboing.net/2006/08/17/wireless_binds_tibet.html

    Xeni’s blog:

    http://www.xeni.net/trek/

    I particularly liked her story about “tiggas.” No doubt Al Sharpton would not approve.

    And in other news, Buddhist Monks Kick Ass, Take Names. :-) No word on whether the brawl was incited by Tibetan hip hop Music.

    One of their main design constraints? It has to put up with abuse from monkeys.

    So, is that simulated with AOL traffic?

  3. These people are way cool. The employees are there because they care about the environment. It’s located On El Camino on the Mountain View/Los Altos/Palo Alto border.

  4. These people are way cool. The employees are there because they care about the environment. It’s located On El Camino on the Mountain View/Los Altos/Palo Alto border.

  5. Todd – I’m in Texas, so I never heard of Weird Stuff – but I just went to their web site. Any idea how they get things listed that cost

  6. Todd – I’m in Texas, so I never heard of Weird Stuff – but I just went to their web site. Any idea how they get things listed that cost

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