Mentor: Dr. Dapeng Oliver Wu
College of Engineering
"I applied to University Scholar's Program so I can participate in a poster presentation to share the research I am conducting. Also so I can meet other students doing research like I am for department majors."
- University Scholars Program
James E. Dykes Scholarship for Electrical Engineers
Supervisor for EWB's Trash Clean Up Event
Hobbies and Interests
- Playing sports (especially basketball and flag football) with friends
Creating a Wireless Network File Transfer Protocol Server
Wireless signal like wi-fi is prominent and is common among modern technologies. Wireless network can easily share internet connection wirelessly or distribute digital files with any range when multiple wireless networks are implemented. The purpose of this project is to use my knowledge about wireless networking and operating system Linux in order to develop a wireless network consisting of ad-hoc network and access points in order for users to retrieve multimedia files without the need to access the internet. There are four aims for this project: literature review, development of wireless network, ftp server establishment and construction of multimedia downloader. I will begin by thoroughly understand literatures regarding ad-hoc, access point, multi-hop network, mysql, ftp servers, Linux and ALIX board. The following step requires the installation and programming of the Voyager software onto 4 different ALIX boards. After some configurations and coding ad-hoc network and access points can be created and connected together. The access point will provide as the source for clients to connect to the ad-hoc network. The ad-hoc network will then be configured to connect to the internet through an Ethernet port. This mesh network will be utilized to create an application-aware and efficient ftp server to distribute multimedia contents wirelessly. A user-friendly software will also be written to run on specific operating systems, which will allow clients to easily connections to the mesh network and access files on the ftp servers without connecting directly to the internet This project will provide more insight into the mechanics of a wireless network and how it operates. Once the knowledge has been obtained, it will be possible to integrate a wireless network within modern technologies which will most likely improve its efficiency and functionality.