EFF releases Open Wireless router firmware

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  1. Minimalist

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  2. Veeshush

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    The big thing is just getting router manufactures onboard to start producing more routers that would support open firmware without having to reverse engineer their propriety firmware. That, and most routers have limited Flash area space (like say, 4MB) along with very little ram (for example, under 6mb or whatever) where it makes it hard to actually do much with them.

    The way is now you buy a router, deal with stock firmware so bad that it's not surprising to have to hit the red reset button after changing a few simple settings, and then it all goes End of Life within 4 years after the purchase. And that's with the more quality brand names, don't even get me started on the JUNK the ISPs give out.
     
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    http://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/07/22/wi-fi-security-2/
     
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    Is is completely new firmware or tweaked tomato or wrt?
     
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    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/building-open-wireless-router
    Looks interesting :)

    It's based on CeroWrt, which is based on OpenWrt.
    http://www.bufferbloat.net/projects/cerowrt
     
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    hi

    An old router project, PirateBox, initiated by David Darts exists since 2011
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PirateBox http://lifehacker.com/5746102/build-a-pirate-box-for-mobile-and-secure-file-sharing
    http://daviddarts.com/piratebox-diy-openwrt/ http://blog.malwarebytes.org/hackedunpacked/2013/11/the-piratebox/
    http://piratebox.cc/start
    A Raspberry version is available too http://piratebox.cc/raspberry_pi
    This can be build for about 35 dollars.

    But there is no doubt that theses private share networks are monitored by Law enforcement agencies.

    rgds
     
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