EFF brings Trial Open Wireless Router firmware




The Electronic Frontier Foundation is working on router firmware focusing on safe Internet sharing. The digital civil rights movement has an alpha version of its Open Wireless Router is now released for the Netgear WNDR3800 router.

Developed by EFF firmware has CeroWRT, a spin-off of OpenWRT, taken as a basis. This firmware is christened Open Wireless Router and must rotate. At numerous routers over time In preparation for further development, the EFF already chosen to release. Early alpha version during the Hope X-hacker conference This currently only runs on the Netgear WNDR3800.

The aim of the custom firmware is to make it easier to put on a router to share the Internet connection. Although many routers contain a so-called guest-mode, these implementations according to the EFF often unsafe. The Open Wireless Router firmware would offer a safer environment through guest wifi.

In addition to a safer part function, the EFF argues that the Open Wireless Router also optimized for efficient sharing an Internet connection via a Wi-Fi router. This would also be guest users are able to obtain higher speeds, without the connection of the service provider has any of those noticeably suffer. The configuration of the router either via a secure ssh connection as a web interface to access and update is also offered through the Tor network.

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