[Freedombox-discuss] Launch of an Open Wireless Movement in the near future?

Michael Blizek michi1 at michaelblizek.twilightparadox.com
Thu Apr 28 15:40:18 UTC 2011


On 15:37 Thu 28 Apr     , Michiel de Jong wrote:
> and they appeal to people who know how to design a protocol that would be
> secure (encrypting the wireless traffic between your laptop and your
> router), but otherwise open to anyone who is maybe in a car stopped on a
> corner looking up directions, or on a bench outside microblogging about how
> nice your street is.
> i think this is a brilliant idea, and it's the first i hear of this
> proposal. does anybody on this list know how you could do the encryption of
> wifi traffic without setting a password? Then help the EFF make this. Would
> it be possible in software? just ssh tunnel to your router, so that you
> don't have to lock down your wifi?

This is actually not that hard: You operate two access points. One is encrypted
and used only by you. The other is unencrypted and open for everybody. With the
right stack you can run both access points virtualised on a single physical

programing a layer 3+4 network protocol for mesh networks
see http://michaelblizek.twilightparadox.com

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