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Rotorua Schools Network

The second network built by the WAND group's wireless research project is based in Rotorua. The network connects five schools and an ICT centre in a ring structure. In this network any one of the links can fail and all nodes in the network can still communicate with each other. This network has now been operational since September 2003 and has proved to be very robust.

Planning is currently underway to extend the network to connect up to 20 schools serviced by the Rotorua ICT centre. The network expansion is being driven by the schools themselves, led by the ICT centre. CRCnet is providing the specialist wireless expertise, resources and network management software.

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