Part III - Untethered and Mobile

11 – MEM box

The experience and method for creating a MEM box (computer + stand-alone router), a portable autonomous WordPress Pressbooks server.

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Raspberry PI 3 Model B hardwired to WiFi Router with desktop display of resulting Pressbooks server book site.

Smartphone Display

Smartphone display of Pressbooks server from WiFi Router with attached Raspberry PI3.

Why Autonomous?

There is no need to presume that everything must be connected to the Internet to function with computing devices. There are many areas of the world where a stand-alone Wireless Local Area Network could work with existing smartphones, independent from the Internet. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, Bulletin Boards Systems operated as autonomous digital communications centers for computers connected via modems. The main differences with modern systems is hardware and software that takes advantage of wireless communications. Hence, the end-user modem has now become a built in wireless hardware for smartphones, tablets, or larger computers.

The Raspberry PI3 Model B with a Linux operating system provided the opportunity for an ultra low cost and compact Pressbooks server to be deployed as an autonomous system anywhere in the world.

Method

The following instructions require experience with installing hardware, operating systems, software, and configuring a specialized router capable of stand-alone WiFi.

Instructions under development…please stay tuned…

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