Wi-5 Alternatives

    Wi-5 is described as 'focuses on the development of innovative technologies to evolve APs into the basis of a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi network. In Wi-5, APs will become intelligent networking entities that can contribute to our aim of addressing the issues of '. There are five alternatives to Wi-5 for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is ZeroTier, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Wi-5 are P2PVPN (Free, Open Source), UniFi (Free), OpenDaylight (Free, Open Source) and Beehive SDN Controller (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 10, 2021

    1. ZeroTier creates virtual ethernet networks that work everywhere. Use it as a VPN alternative, for gaming, or to create a virtual office LAN that travels with you.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      P2PVPN creates a virtual private network for you which behaves like a physical network (e.g. your network at home). But instead of using an Ethernet cable to connect computers P2PVPN uses secure Internet connections.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.8, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      • iPad
      The UniFi® Software-Defined Networking (SDN) platform is an end-to-end system of network devices across different locations — all controlled from a single interface.
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    2. OpenDaylight is an open platform for network programmability to enable SDN and create a solid foundation for NFV for networks at any size and scale.
    3. A distributed SDN controller built on top of Beehive. It supports OpenFlow but can be easily extended for other southbound protocols. Beehive network controller is high throughput, fault-tolerant and, more importantly, can automatically optimize itself based on the workload.
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