[Freedombox-discuss] Lessons from a FreedomBox alternative - Tonido

Marc Manthey marc at let.de
Mon Jun 27 09:41:48 UTC 2011

On Jun 27, 2011, at 12:15 PM, Bob Mottram wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:38:07 +1000, John Walsh wrote:
>> Still, I think the FreedomBox would have to work behind and in  
>> front of a
>> router (both use cases). My parents have a modem+router+wi-fi combo  
>> box
>> because they have the piece of *consumer* mind that everything will  
>> work
>> together. The most basic device in the shops here is an modem 
>> +router combo -
>> you cannot buy a modem on its own anymore here. You are effectively  
>> forced
>> to put your FreedomBox behind a router here :(
> For an initial release trying to replace routers may not be the best  
> option.  In my experience routers are often supplied pre-configured  
> by the ISP, and replacing that with a freedombox could result in  
> many problems, because there are a wide diversity of routers and ISP  
> configurations.  If anything goes wrong the ISP is unlikely to be  
> able (or willing) to tell you how to configure the freedombox.   
> Using a freedombox as a router replacement is likely to be an option  
> which only the more technically confident users will attempt.
> The easiest installation for most users is going to be something  
> behind an existing router, then opening the relevant ports.

i agree, but keep in mind, using freedombox behind a router, you get  
what your ISP offers ! , nothing else,  no ipv6 , no multicast and ports
that might be blocked in some countrys.

If you run freedombox as a replacement for your  router you might have  
no internet.

To run a complette independent overlay , mesh/FabFi/B.a.t.m.a.n./ 
freifunk/wirelessafrika/one_lab_top_pe_rchild/ whatever internet
you need to reach a critical mass of devices around you, otherwise its  

So a box that connected via the most common methods with an "sharing  
network" function ?

a nice monday


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