• NetJSON to UCI config 6 October 2015
    The power of NetJSON can be seen here: how to convert NetJSON to UCI (openwrt) config files: http://nemesisdesign.net/blog/coding/netjsonconfig-convert-netjson-to-openwrt-uci/. […]
  • NetJSON is being picked up by others 16 September 2015
    Nice news on twitter: “We started to work on netjsonconfig, a library which converts #NetJSON to #OpenWRT UCI format: http://bit.ly/1igXpPt ”   […]
  • CNBuB 2015 workshop impressions 16 September 2015
    CNBuB 2015 in its 4th edition was held in August 26, 2015 in Rome. We had the presentation of 6 papers addressing the network and service level of community networks: Experimental Evaluation of BMX6 Routing Metrics in a 802.11an Wireless Community Mesh Network Llorenç Cerdà, Alabern, Axel Neumann and Leonardo Maccari Federation tools: An [...] […]
  • Summer Course at Mekelle Institute of Technology, Ethiopia 10 September 2015
    In July 2015 CONFINE has participated in a project promoted by the Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC consisting in a course of 30 hours entitled Linux Routers and Community Networks, and deploying a WiFi mesh network in the Campus of Mekelle Institute of Technology, Ethiopia. In the following link there is […]


Large-scale integrating project (IP) Community networks are an emerging and successful model for the Future Internet across Europe and far beyond.The CONFINE project complements existing FIRE infrastructure by establishing a new facility built on the federation of existing community IP networks constituted by more than 20,000 nodes and 20,000 Km of links. These community networks incorporate a large and wide variety of commodity wireless and optical links, heterogeneous nodes, different routing protocols, applications and a large number of end-users, following an innovative model of self-provisioning using unlicensed and public spectrum.The project develops a unified access to an open testbed with tools that allow researchers to deploy, run, monitor and experiment with services, protocols and applications on real-world community IP networks. This integrated platform will provide user-friendly access to these emerging networks supporting any stakeholder interested in developing and testing experimental technologies for open and interoperable network infrastructures, strengthening open community networks. This type of networks is an emerging and successful model for the Future Internet across Europe and beyond. The project includes as partners well established community networks with large end-user bases and diverse application providers (e.g. content distribution, voice, data and multimedia communication), research institutions with experience in key related areas, non-profit organizations and SMEs with experience in supporting researchers, community networks and end-users.Open call: a new open call with project funding was open from September 2 closing (Extended to November 14) October 19, 2013 to use and expand our community networking testbed (Community-Lab) by external research groups, and also by other community networks. Details of our work in the project wiki. Events we organize: