[Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBox Testing 2012.0617 Image Published
Rick C. Hodgin
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Mon Jun 18 02:03:49 UTC 2012
Hmmm... So, the Freedombox needs to use external infrastructure such as an ethernet or WiFi router?
I was thinking WiFi would connect all neighbors together on a WiFi mesh able to simultaneously transmit / receive to other Freedomboxes directly without a hub / router. Sort of an ad hoc Internet.
Is such a thing possible with WiFi?
Rick C. Hodgin
-------- Original Message --------
From: Isaac Wilder <isaac_lists at freenetworkmovement.org>
Sent: Sun, Jun 17, 2012 09:05 PM
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Subject: Re: [Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBox Testing 2012.0617 Image Published
>They could connect to each via secure tunnels using existing network
>infrastructure, assuming that your neighbors have such connectivity.
>They could also be attached to radio transponders participating in a
>mesh network in order to connect with each directly.
>On 06/17/2012 06:19 PM, Rick C. Hodgin wrote:
>> I got my FreedomBox working last night. Booted up. 192.168.1.1, pwd
>> nosoup4u. It worked great. Was able to plug in eth0 and eth1 into my
>> LAN (at different times) and get Internet access while using WiFi as
>> an access point.
>> I was explaining it to my family last night, but I got stuck on
>> something: How this will work? :-)
>> How can a Freedombox connect to more than one other Freedombox at a
>> time? Meaning how could my Freedombox connect to my neighbor's to the
>> east, and my neighbor's to the west, and my neighbor across the street
>> all at the same time, able to send data back-and-forth on WiFi?
>> Best regards,
>> Rick C. Hodgin
>> On 06/17/2012 03:15 PM, Nick M. Daly wrote:
>>> Hi folks, the latest FreedomBox testing image is published at the usual
>>> places (, , ). Sorry it's late, I'm trying to figure out how
>>> to make it easier to turn the directory image into a QEmu image, but
>>> haven't had much luck so far. I've also had trouble installing the new
>>> image to my DreamPlug, which doesn't make much sense, given how little
>>> has changed since I installed it from Bdale's original repository. If
>>> anybody else has similar problems or solutions, I'd appreciate any
>>> Again, THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE FREEDOMBOX. PLEASE USE AN ESTABLISHED
>>> SYSTEM TO PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY.
>>> Changes this week include:
>>> - James Valleroy added Plinth's required packages to the FreedomBox
>>> image to make it work better, out of the box.
>>> - Tom Galloway completed FreedomBuddy's web-UI. It still needs love to
>>> make it pretty, but it's wonderfully functional.
>>> - Other stuff I've forgotten?
>>> Thanks to all the contributors,
>>> 0: https://github.com/NickDaly/freedombox-image
>>> 1: https://www.betweennowhere.net/tracker/freedombox-unstable.torrent
>>> 2: https://www.betweennowhere.net/tracker/freedombox-unstable.tar.bz2
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