If you have thought of using your laser fast carrier based LTE, 3G or 4G connection on your devices such as your notebook, Mac, PC or Tablets then you would have thought how do I do that. Having all different platforms, its difficult to setup configurations and then use the internet and yet expensive software’s are there to do this in one go but what if a FREE mobile internet sharing solution was presented to you?
Open Garden interconnects devices to form a wireless peer-to-peer mesh network that provides Internet access. Requires Bluetooth, or two WiFi Direct capable devices. Users can simply install Open Garden on your Android phone and on your laptop, and devices automatically connect:
Your laptop can now access mobile Internet coming from your phone anywhere it has no Wi-Fi. Like tethering, but with no buttons to press and nothing to configure. When more devices running Open Garden are nearby, they all connect into a mesh network. To detect nearby peers, we use location services. That includes GPS, if no other location service is available. Connections can be initiated manually using NFC – just tap the devices together!
Seamless connectivity allows people to connect any supported device to the mesh and thus to the Internet with no effort or configuration. Install, done. No buttons, no pairing, no manual discoverability. Open Garden can use different physical ways to connect in general; today’s version concentrates on Bluetooth. Bluetooth normally requires to manually put one of the devices into discoverable state, which only lasts a few minutes. We eliminated the need for this, saving battery, improving privacy, and, most importantly, allowing devices to connect with no user intervention. Devices learn about each other in a variety of ways instead of Bluetooth discovery, including through a cloud service and using local chatter.
An immediate future direction for us is multi-path access. Normally today, you access the Internet using only one path. For example, when your phone gets on Wi-Fi, it no longer uses its 4G connection; if you are in an area with multiple Wi-Fi hotspots, you only use one. We will introduce a way to access the Internet over multiple paths at once, improving speed and reliability, and also eliminating configuration choices: you will no longer need to pick how you connect, since you will simply use multiple ways.
Automatic Path Choice
Once connected, devices find a path to the Internet also completely automatically. If a path fails, a new one will be chosen; if necessary, new connections will be established. The network is self-healing and self-forming. Each of the nodes operates only with local knowledge; together, they build a network using a probabilistic distributed algorithm.
When there is no direct Internet connection, devices will access the Internet through chains of other devices. Again, if necessary, chains will grow to reach the Internet.
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