Cape Town Wireless User Group

A community based not for profit wireless network.

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What is the CTWUG all about?

We are a group of people running a community based, not for profit, wireless network in Cape Town. We are not just a network – CTWUG is a learning experience for everyone from novices to experts. Joining and setting up your node is the first learning experience for new users and is just the beginning of a never-ending journey of learning..

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Our aim is to promote the use and understanding of 802.11 wireless equipment and to build a citywide free wireless network available to all. All equipment is standard Wi-Fi equipment. CTWUG is built using wireless devices that operate on either the 2.4GHz or 5.8GHz free-to-air frequencies and as such no licenses are required.


The CTWUG network works much like a small version of the internet. Many houses, buildings and high sites make up a mesh of interconnected nodes able to pass traffic along to the next, making it possible to connect all nodes on the network.

Experiment & Learn

Many users of CTWUG test pilot programs, software, hardware and other computer related experiments on the network as it is a great way to perform research & development on a large scale, completely private network. It's also a great place to learn!


Join our community of wireless geeks, software boffins and lovers of technology and gadgets. You'll have plenty of opportunity to interact on our forum, chat and meeting face to face.


Getting connected.

Read our guide, plot your node and start interacting. Please get advice before buying equipment.

Read our getting started guide Plot your node on WiND Ask for help on our forum Chat with us

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