Tips for Securing Your Home Router
Seemingly minor and easily overlooked settings can still have profound security implications. Here are some steps you can take to make sure your wired or wireless home router — and by extension, your network — is as secure as possible.
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The idea goes by many names, but the vision is the same: community-supported,
sustainable urban wireless networks.
FreeNetworks provides a central repository for information on
building Community-Owned Wireless Networks. It is also a meeting/collaborative
space for the Wireless Networking Projects around the globe.
There's a little less emphasis on community on this site, given
that its charter is "To provide a networking fabric outside
of Governments, commercial Internet service providers, telecommunications
companies, and dubius (sic) Internet regulatory bodies."
Good source of hardware hacking info, though.
"We are working to build a community supported 802.11b wireless
network in Sonoma County, CA. We are actively developing WRP
(a linux distribution-on-a-floppy that provides wireless support)
and NoCat, the centralized authentication code to make
shared internet services possible. This site is the central repository
for our software, ideas, and information on building wireless
Another in the growing grass-roots network of free 802.11b public
access networks. Not as extensive as Sam Churchill's Portland
site below, but worth keeping an eye on.
Another Oregon-based "community networking" page. Site
recently reorganized and easier to navigate.
MIT/Boston/Cambridge focused community wireless networking site.
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