It's been up and running for a few days now, without issues. It covers my entire apartment by itself (finally!) without complexity like repeaters and/or mesh.
Only downside: I had to run tftp once to replace firmware, instead of uploading in web UI. (Wasn't hard though.)
In Fedora, the tftp command was:
tftp 192.168.1.1 -m binary -c put openwrt-netgear_r7800-squashfs-factory.img
(There are tftp clients for Windows and macOS too, BTW.)
After replacing the firmware, tftp is not needed anymore.
- works well
- good range
- not EOL'd by vendor
- easy to buy
- supports alternative firmware, like #openWRT
- doesn't depend on some hard-to-find variant
- supports WDS (& mesh)
- maintained wifi driver
- future-proof hardware
Result, after hours of research:
This is why moving to #FOSS is so important. Everyone should be able to know what's in the code they run, just like they should know what their homemade meals are made of. If they want something or not is for the users to decide. https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2020/08/24/malicious-chinese-sdk-in-1200-ios-apps-with-billions-of-installs-causing-major-privacy-concerns-to-hundreds-of-millions-of-consumers/#2049e35e1aa0
Disturbing reports that Google Play is threatening to kick out Mastodon apps. See:
App stores have a track record of acting capriciously & are also easy targets for gov't censors (including Trump). This is why alternatives like @fdroidorg are so important for user freedom.
If unfamiliar: F-Droid is a free & open source app you can use to install other Android apps, with focus on free & open source software. Get it here:
Took a week or so off to disconnect (managed to not look at a screen most of that time 🙈). Now ready to continue helping de-Google a few more websites!
I see a lot of open source software projects that do not do a good job of describing themselves.
It's okay. There's nothing shameful about that.
Most programmers aren't writers.
Just like most writers aren't programmers.
I can't code to save my life, but I can write some killer copy and content.
Know of any open source projects that need copy written?
I want to contribute.
Anyone have a #openWRT-compatible WiFi router that they love (or even just like) that has great range?
general PSA, not about anything specific:
you don't have to sit and "listen" to everyone online. they are not entitled to your attention. blocking someone on the internet is not telling them to shut up. blocking someone is not censoring them. it is getting up and walking away and you are allowed to do that.
Apparently the governor of Tennessee just made some kinds of protest a felony, and if you get a felony in his state you lose the right to vote.
This makes me think as an outsider looking in that maybe America isn't "the land of the free"
We did it, guys! More than 2000 new infections in one day for the first time since April. 🎉
In the name of all Germans I'd like to thank People Not Wearing Masks, School Starting Again and last but not least "Corona Is Not Real" Conspiracy Theorists.
We could not have done it without everyone's help!
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