If you want to share Public Wifi at home for friends and you don’t want to share the Wifi Password, you can setup cheap a Public Openwrt Wifi Router as Access Point.
Public Setup needs no Wifi Password
You are not responsible, cause the Internet is pulled thru a VPN of Freifunk Network
It’s free of Charge!
Supported by a big Community
Can installed on very cheap old Routers like the TP-Link 841 (find the Singleband Router on Amaz or EbXX 12$ or Powerfull Dualband Router TP Link C7 at 50$)
Can by used at EVERY Freifunk MESH Wifi Access Network (Mobile Home Usage without Internet like LTE)
Can be used with Solar Power or 9v Battery
Go to the next Freifunk Community Downloads to get a Firmware , see on Sticker which Version the Router is, select then Firmware Version, like TP 841 Vers. 8.1 needs v8 (remark there are 2 Version the .bin and the sysupgrade.bin use always the .bin=gluon-fffd-3-142-20151030150319-tp-link-tl-wr841n-nd-v8.bin)
Keep this Firmware on Backup !!! Its useful if the Router hangs on Changes! Or if the File is PURGED cause version Change! Older sometimes more STABLE!
Power up the Router, login on TP-Link Web as admin, go Firmware Update, select the gluon-file, reboot and wait.
Connect a PC with DHCP NET to the Router LAN (yellow Ports)
Set SSH-Admin Password on Advanced first, select other Tabs on Advanced to Change first things you need. Remark Enable ” MESH on WAN or LAN” disabel MESH on WIFI which is default!!! This let 2 Routers stop meshing over Wifi if you like to use a Router at Office and a Router on the Garden without LAN Cables!!
Select now Back to BASIC Tab and set Changes, like Geodata and Bandwith is useful, cause Geodata allow find next Router on a Meshmap!
Save and Exit! Remark a “long HEX KEY” MUST be shown (red framed)!! If NOT reflash the Firmware cause SETUP FAILED!!! for FACTORY RESET!
Test the Router after boot with Wifi Access, and Access on LAN 2-4!! LAN 1 offers only MESH Function.
Emergency Access is possible by power on Router wait 60seconds then press RESET for min. 10 seconds, connect a PC to LAN2 and set IP 192.168.1.2 to the PC, the Router listen on 192.168.1.1 via telnet!! To do a Software RESET enter firstboot and confirm by YES, BUT this doesn’t work clean at my Routers, i reflashed successful and this is more clean.
Go to the Meshviewer Map, look for your Router Name and pick up the IPv6 address, this Map is useful to check your Setup from Internet!
Open a Linux Terminal ot Putty and enter ssh root@ip-v6 to reach the Router Console
The MAJOR Advance is that EVERY Router with this OS can taken to a OTHER Area, and he can CONNECT to EVERY other Freifunk MESH NETWORKs!
The TP-841 Router use 9V and can be used at MOBILE HOMES at foreign Citys
At Home the Router offers a anonymous Office Internet Access, with Linux/TAILS on RAM very secure for researches
Take the gluon-fffd-3-142-20151030150319-tp-link-tl-wr841n-nd-v8.bin a NON-SYSUPGRADE .bin File which seems more clean. Its found on the Freifunk Firmware Fresh Setupon a other path.
If you use Ubuntu on your Systems, you perhaps read last weeks about a new Release Version.
I am often asked, must i upgrade now?
My answere at first is not really, cause the new Versions are not cleaned up by all bugs and the User or Admin must recheck against the new advantages of the new Releases for production usage. I prefer to wait 3 Month after a Release by Ubuntu is published. But if you setup a very new Hardware your are often forced to take the LAST Release Version, cause it supports newest Hardware Chips by the latest Kernel (for example Laptop mixed Chips Wifi/Bluetooth/USB3.0).
Remark: You should read the “release notes” of the Versions, cause this can prevent you from running into trouble or “black screens”. DONT forget to Backup the old OS if you try to start the Upgrade. Fresh Setup’s are often smaller and more free of Bugs as “upgraded Systems”! Cause sometimes the old Configs are not all updated or replaced! (User-Homes). New Releases can allocate MORE Disk Space and offer new Call Home Sniffing Tools, RECHECK open Ports, running Processes and Privacy Settings!
On Companies you must always setup a “Lab PC” for Testing the new Releases before rolling out the OS.
Print this Release Timeline out to be updated daily..
After reboot test the Tablet, the ads should be gone..
Remark: if you remove the Account you don’t need this workaround, and if the account is removed and you try to login later the ads are displayed again. The Tablet is yours!
Update: Since Firmware update to 5.3.X the Amaz Developers seems to run a cronjob which enable the Ads again after some time! Try to block from calling home the Tablet via your Home Router Outgoing Firewall! Or if you use a DNS Server set the amazon update domains to 127.0.0.1 at the DNS Server Hosts File. Then the Tablet isnt able to pull commands and force ota Updates!
Block this Domains (or disable all Internet on the Kids-Rules of Firewalls):