Philly Mesh is a community-owned mesh network in the Grester Philadelphia Area (including Philly’s suburbs, parts of New Jersey, and Delaware). Philly Mesh is devised of volunteers consisting of networking enthusiasts, cypherpunks, programmers, and general tinkerers. We aim to use off-the shelf hardware and open source-source software to create a robust network for hobbyists, communities, or those in need of network access.

Since 2013, Philly MeshThe ultimate goal of Philly Mesh is to devise a strong, secure mesh network within the city limits to provide wireless coverage. The mesh network is a peer-to-peer, decentralized structure. Routers, referred to as “nodes,” link together wirelessly, avoiding the centrality of ISPs. Anyone can run their own node and join the network!

Philly Mesh currently runs cjdns and allows connection to Hyperboria, a global decentralized meshnet and internetwork of nodes. Over-the-air connection between wireless nodes is currently in the development phase.