Qaul Alternatives

    Qaul is described as 'Ad-hoc wireless mesh-network suite that harnesses the power of everyday devices such as computers and smartphones to create a Democratic, Non-Centralized, Mesh Network'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Qaul for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Apple TV. The best alternative is Freenet, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Qaul are GNUnet (Free, Open Source), cjdns (Free, Open Source), LibreMesh (Free) and telehash (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 5, 2021

    1. Freenet is free software which lets you anonymously share files, browse and publish "freesites" (web sites accessible only through Freenet) and chat on forums, without fear of censorship.
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    2. GNUnet is a framework for secure peer-to-peer networking that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. A first service implemented on top of the networking layer allows anonymous censorship-resistant file-sharing.
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    3. Cjdns is a networking protocol and reference implementation, founded on the ideology that networks should be easy to set up, protocols should scale up smoothly, and security should be ubiquitous.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
      • OpenWrt
      • LEDE - Linux Embedded Development Environment
      LibreMesh is a set of modules extending the OpenWrt router distribution to create self-configuring wireless and wired mesh networks. By default it uses ad-hoc wifi networking and batman-adv, BMX as the routing daemons.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • JavaScript
      Encrypted private mesh-networking protocol.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      MUTE File Sharing is a peer-to-peer network that provides easy search-and-download functionality while also protecting your privacy.

      Discontinued

      Latest version 0.5.1 released on April 23, 2007. See dates on http://mute-net.sourceforge.net/

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Babel is a loop-avoiding distance-vector routing protocol for IPv6 and IPv4 with fast convergence properties.
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    4. Ninux is an Italian wireless network community with the goal of creating and expanding a free, open and experimental computer network. It uses the OLSR (Optimized Link State Routing) Protocol, an IP routing protocol optimized for mobile ad hoc networks.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Digitatas is a digital tree, a sapling to give technology to children of the Digital Generation. Under Open Hardware licensing by Open_Sailing and openet.org.
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    5. OLSR is a Link State Routing Protocol (LSRP) implementation optimized for Mobile ad hoc networks on devices like routers, smartphones, or desktop computers.
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