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EFF Aims To Launch An Open Wireless Router

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Published on 21 July 2014 10:00 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation is today announcing a new Open Wireless Router initiative today at the HOPE X conference.

The first step of the EFF's Open Wireless Router is the "hacker alpha release" of EFF-approved software that runs on the Netgear WNDR3800 router. The router software is based on CeroWRT firmware.

Among the reasons the EFF is getting behind an Open Wireless Router is for allowing better guest Internet support, sharing a bounded portion of your bandwidth on the open network, provide improvements to network queuing, offer a minimalist and secure web interface, secure software auto-updating, and to be more secure than many of the consumer routers currently on the market.

More details on EFF's Open Wireless Router can be found via the announcement at EFF.org.

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