NoCat's goal is to bring you Infinite Bandwidth Everywhere for Free.
What originally started as a community-supported 802.11b wireless network in Sonoma County, CA has grown into several projects whose purpose is to encourage the building of wireless community networks.
This site is the central repository for our software, ideas, and general information.
NoCatAuth? is our original "catch and release" captive portal implementation. It provides a simple splash screen web page for clients on your network, as well as a variety of authenticated modes. It is written in Perl. NoCatSplash is the C port of NoCatAuth?. It currently supports a splash screen (also known as "open mode") and has beta support for authenticated access. NoCat Maps is a free node database, mapping tool, and preliminary site survey tool built entirely with open source tools. WSCICC is short for the Western Sonoma County Internet Cooperative. This organization is a registered co-op formed by local residents to manage the Sonoma County wireless network. We also host this site, manage the mailing lists, go to conferences, publish books and articles and generally spread the good word of wireless.