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Piratebox /G/eneral

Build a piratebox:
http://piratebox.cc/openwrt:diy

A PirateBox is a portable electronic device, often consisting of a Wi-Fi router and a device for storing information, creating a wireless network that allows users who are connected to share files anonymously and locally. By definition, this device is disconnected from the Internet.
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Old thread: >>42353086
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The channel has been a bit inactive recently. Join #/g/piratebox on Rizon to liven up the discussion.
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Today, I was out from morning till evening, and used the opportunity to carry my piratebox with me. The result was not overwhelming, just got a few messages, most nonsensical, in the shoutbox. I should probably use a less suspicious SSID, like that of an actual local network, or "free wifi" next time.
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>>42368392
I installed the PirateBox app on my old chinkphone. We'll see if anyone even connects to it at my school.
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>>42368762
What was your SSID? I'm actually impressed people connected to it and used it if you literally walked around with it. They can't have had connectivity for too long in that case.
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>OpenWRT
>Not LibreWRT
FSF does not approve.
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>>42368890
The official one, "PirateBox - Share Freely". Maybe some devices are set up to connect to unsecured networks automatically absent known networks.

I was not literally constantly walking. I had some waits at bus- and train stations, was sitting in public transport, and had lunch and dinner without roaming around.

>>42368914
Piratebox is GPL.
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>>42369001
>I was not literally constantly walking. I had some waits at bus- and train stations, was sitting in public transport, and had lunch and dinner without roaming around.

Still, impressive.
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So the "piratebox" is basically a portable WLAN?
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>>42369049
Portable if the router has a built-in power supply, or you're carrying a power brick. At least, it's a lightweight, low power offline (as in not Internet connected) network.
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>>42368392
stop posting here
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Any ideas for a good SSID? Since >>42369001's official one might not be the most inviting one...
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>>42369095
PirateBox is a shitty project name in general. I'm going with Sharebox or something like that.
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>>42369132
If you don't mind I'll take this name too :)
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I think the USB in the walls thing is easier and more effective
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Name is too edgy for my tastes.
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>>42369095
Free WiFi
Free Internet
Android AP (makes people believe someone left their tethering hotspot unprotected)
Free <insert desirable digital thing>
this >>42369132
Eduroam (in European universities)
JR-Central_FREE, JR-EAST_FREE_Wi-Fi (when going by Shinkansen)
softbank001 (pretty much everywhere in Japan)
TP-LINK_<something>
FreeSpot

>>42369151
In an earlier thread, someone reported that they get stolen all the time. Also, less features. An imageboard would be filesystem based and rely on user discipline on a dead drop flash drive.
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>>42369142
Just remember a fancy slogan. "Share freely" is pretty nice.
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>>42369252
>>42369269
Awesome, thank you.
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>>42369252

But its not connected to the internet, plus physical transfers will always be faster than wireless
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>>42369151
I never understood these. Are you supposed to take out your laptop and dock it into the brick wall?

Changing hardware is also a problem, who knows for how much longer USB will be around in the USB 2 form factor.
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>>42369296
>But its not connected to the internet
The piratebox isn't connected to the Internet either. It's a key feature.
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>>42369307

That is true, but connecting to a random network with no internet is pretty pointless for the average user. Plus transfer speeds will be slow making quick "shares" tale forever. If you really want to share files with strangers you're better off putting a megaupload link around the city
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This thing is interesting I'll probably make one and bring it to some public places like a park or other thing.
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>>42369359
It's less about file sharing in a traditional sense that involves large files. It's more about communicating and exchanging wireless-sized information. We should consider piratebox and flash drive dead drops complementary, not rivaling.
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>>42369359
I don't disagree. Both awareness and speed are issues. They can be fixed though.

Plus I like the concept.
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>>42369421

Makes sense, but what constitutes wireless sized information? How is it practical?
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>>42369441

I'm thinking stuff like ebooks. You could carry one of these at university/college/wherever and share books so people didn't have to buy them, for instance.
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>>42369441
Like >>42369463 said, books. But also discussions on the built-in image board, uncensored news bulletins in regions with censored media and Internet. Subversive propaganda. Source code. N64 ROMs. There are tons of things that fit into less than 10MB.
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>>42368392
still waiting for my TL-MR3040 in the mail
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>mfw can't afford to buy a router until next month

it sucks, I wanna tinker with this now!
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>>42368392
How do I change the SSID on this thing.
And the IP it binds on since 192.168.1.1 is fucking used by my server.
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Could you do this with a Raspberry Pi + a battery?

I mean that seems like a better idea.
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>>42369691

Yes. http://piratebox.cc/raspberry_pi
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>>42369601
There should be no conflict with your server, since the piratebox is independet and offline. Still, you can change network configuration and SSID with the files in /etc/config. SSID specifically is located in /etc/config/wireless. Commit the changes by running
/etc/init.d/network reload
afterwards.
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Do these things only run Perl or can you use other scripting languages?
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>>42369718
>There should be no conflict with your server, since the piratebox is independet and offline
Fuck you there is one when I connect it to my network for configuration.
I have to disconnect my server for that or it keeps switching between them.
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>>42370098
Just change your piratebox' network config. No need to get mad.
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>TP-Link
Didn't someone say TP-Link had backdoors or something?
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>>42370235
Probably chinese ones. It's not like they're connected to the internet anyway and even if they were the chinese don't give a fuck about copyrights
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>>42370235
I don't think that's much of an issue after replacing the firmware. Could the bootloader be a problem, though?
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>>42370235
I wouldn't be surprised if there's a Chinese botnet in them, but who cares?
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>>42370277
>I don't think that's much of an issue after replacing the firmware

It's not but you're still stucked with an inferior piece of hardware
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>>42370300
>who cares?
Us? I mean, isn't the point of the pirate box to be a "anonymous offline file-sharing and communications system"? I get the fact that this isn't supposed to be connected to the internet but...
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when I see these threads I always think pirateboxes would be cooler if they were self-contained devices you could leave next to unsecured wifi hotspot to download shitloads of torrents anonymously for a day or two at a time, like in a reinforced box or disguised as a rat trap or something chained to a lamp post.. power supply, theft, and being nabbed when you return to pick it up would be the main issues, I guess.
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>>42370453
Making it act as a VPN or retrieving downloaded material through SSH would be the easier option.
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>>42370453
could mock it up as one of these, wear coveralls and a fluorescent jacket when you drop it off / pick it up. count some traffic while leeching wifi.
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>>42370525
The VPN thing is even better than the dl box idea, because that makes the hardware much cheaper, smaller, and disposable.
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>>42370665
yeah, but you want to be able to leave it alone for a few days at a time, not as an access point as such
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>>42370665
>>42370712
Only thing to keep in mind if anyone is actually considering it is that you want to make it as cheap as possible, because as you said, it's then disposable.
It's kind of like maxed out credit cards scary as that is, you keep going till it gets found.
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>>42370725
That should be a good candidate: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vocore-a-coin-sized-linux-computer-with-wifi
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>>42370826
The actual fuck?
You could tape that to the bottom of a table.
You could throw that on top of a vending machine.
Hell, if you could get the vending machine to accept it somehow, you could get it INSIDE the vending machine.
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>>42370826
>https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vocore-a-coin-sized-linux-computer-with-wifi

That's hella awesome, yo.
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>>42370872
power supply, remember... you'd need to find a USB port somewhere to plug it into. not totally impossible, but still a hassle. dirt cheap, though. this is good.
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>>42370921
STOP KILLING MY DREAMS.
Just kidding, I know, but that is insanely small.
You know how some airports and places have charging desks? You could make a small wood panel that gets slapped right over it. Done right you'd never know it's there. Get some epoxy and it'd never come off.
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>>42370921
not that anon, but I envision this coupled with a couple solar cells and a battery for the night.

This thing could be 100% self-sufficient.

Of course the whole assembly should probably cost less than 20 bucks, ideally no more than 10 bucks. So even if some feds remove it it wouldn't matter much.
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>>42370921
True, power might be an issue. Since this an incredible low power device, though, a small solar panel + battery may be enough. If there is no 5V power supply or regular power outlet around.

Hell, I can imagine a modded wall plug that contains a 5V transformer from a regular USB charger and the vocore, and it forwards the remaining power to whatever is plugged into it.

Pic related.
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>>42371038
>>42371055
Honestly with size of it, anything is possible.
If you had enough time, you could potentially take off the faceplate of an outlet and put on your own custom one.
Granted, your own custom outlet would have a little gift in the wall :P.
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>>42371094
Modding an outlet takes more time, while the plug is inserted quickly. Still, the outlet option is probably never found, unless someone sets out to triangulate it. And even then, it will be hard to find.
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>>42368392
I think about making one for my neighbordhood just to checkout who tries to use it and may to change a few interesting files with my friends etc.
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>>42371150
Yeah, that's the downside/upside factor.
It's highly improbable that you could set it up, but if you did you have unlimited power (unless they flip the breaker lol).
Due to that you'd be set and free, practically no chance of it being found.

It's a investment of risk/reward.
High Risk setting up=Low risk after
Low risk set up=High Risk it being found.
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So what would be the best hardware for this?
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>>42371236
On the official site there are some router recommendations, a raspberry pi, a rooted android phone (which may be the easiest way if you try to take it with you) or a GNU/Linux laptop
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>>42371236
Depends on your requirements. If you want an internal battery, MR3040. Otherwise, it doesn't matter because the rest of the specs are pretty much identical. The MR3040 is also the newest one, being released in 2013, while the other supported routers are from 2011.

Alternatively, you could use a Raspberry Pi, which would open up further use cases that require more computational power and resources.

An old rooted Android phone (>2.3.7) is also an option.
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>>42371283
Should be Android 2.3 and up.
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How does one charge li ions with a solar panel whilst simultaniously using the charge? Last time I checked you have to force a charge through batteries(not voltage) and connecting them parallel would blow up the router/device.
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>>42371396
People have reported issues on plain 2.3. I don't have firsthand information, but it should be mentioned.

>>42371440
The best way is probably to go through the battery because it guarantees a stable output, while the solar panel might give out instantaneously before you can switch power sources with a special circuit. To conserve battery life, you should not charge all the time, though.
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>>42370983
If you got caught putting one of these things inside an airport you are going straight to fucking gitmo dude, do not pass go do not collect $200
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>>42371481
I have no intentions to do any of this. I just sit on /g/ talking about ideas because it's humorous to me.
Open exchange of ideas.
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>>42368392
tpCHINK
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>>42371461
>To conserve battery life, you should not charge all the time, though.
Li-ion anon, Li-ion battery. Doesn't matter at all.
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>people connect
>no internet
>people disconnect

utmost shit
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>>42371566
It takes the right crowd and/or a captivating front page.
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>>42371481
Hes kind of retarded. Like making it seamless with the charging wall, that shit is hard as fuck to do. Possible maybe, but not doable in public. Not to mention someone would notice a port was missing.

Also, dont break the law. Vandalism isnt the solution. Solar power sure if youve got money to throw away. You can get a battery that will power this shit for a month if you want.

Theres no need for these to be permanent fixtures.
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>>42371610
>dont break the law
I'm pretty sure putting stuff on someone else's property is illegal.
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>>42371608
people want the internet, not to play god damn babby games
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>>42371440
>How does one charge li ions with a solar panel whilst simultaniously using the charge?

Ideally you have an excess of energy so you run the router directly from the solar cells and charge the battery with the excess.

>Last time I checked you have to force a charge through batteries(not voltage) and connecting them parallel would blow up the router/device.
How does that matter? Make a charging circuit?
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>>42371658
>Make a charging circuit?
I don't know how to make one. Never did.
I can't read schematics so that doesn't help. I'm familiar with other basics tho.
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>>42371633
<walking in airport
<set bags down on belt
>illegal
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>>42371566
pretty much. The whole idea of this is to have it in an area where there is no wifi to attract the normal fags diddling with their phones.

still neat though
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>>42371735
don't worry, there are people who do.
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>>42371750
I forgot to mention "without the property owner's consent".
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>go to library in another city
>not allowed to use network because taxes
>consider stashing a box of ebooks and TextFiles collections and calling it Knowledge
>Tfw users will quit as soon as Facebook doesn't work
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>>42371654
if they wanted the internet, they would pay for some overpriced data plan.

The poor fucks will desperately connect to random networks. Maybe I just want people to load my site?

FREE PUBLIC WIFI

GOATSE.CX. Fine, d/c. Ive ruined your eyes forever.

thoughts on redirecting to shock images/sites? I know its immature, but Id love to show random people around me looping scat porn gifs, then in bold letters ask them to review my website.
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>>42371633
eh. Trespassing isnt really a crime. Very hard to get in trouble for. You generally know where you can and cannot go. And if theres a gray area, just be like "oh sorry sir, got a bit lost, wheres the bathroom?"

As for them finding the device, thats your loss, but it wont have your name on it.
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>>42371461
I viewed the source.
That is what told me 2.3 and up.
There are several reports of it not working on certain Android versions and devices.
I do not know if this is limited to 2.3.x.
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>>42369577
Nigger if it takes you a month to save up less than $50 you most likely should not be spending it on a router. Quit being on welfare.
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>>42371863
Not everyone can afford a data plan. My teenage imouto is on the constant lookout for WiFi because of that.
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>>42372780
>My teenage imouto
If only I was so lucky.
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This sounds like an incredibly ineffective way to pirate
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>>42373067
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>>42373067
Or a good way to fish for meta data.
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>>42373163
You are a baddie
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>>42373206
Yeah tell that to the spy agencies.
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>>42368392
This sounds like it'd only be used by pedos to share CP.
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>>42373206
not op to this thread forgot to remove name
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>>42373239
oh shit i've been found out
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>>42373239
yeah, and?
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So i want to put one in a power board and leech power from the mains. would this be doable?
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>>42369577
Apply for a RIPE Atlas and reflash it.
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>>42370046
bump
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>>42373556

Wouldn't they easily find out?
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Are there any Pirateboxes like in OP's pic that can run 802.11ac?
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>>42371055
So here's what to do:
1. make ripoff apple device chargers with tiny wireless computers in them
2. sell them for next to nothing on ebay
3. watch meshnet grow, centered around your local starbucks
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Can I run a 4chan-like image board on this?
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>>42374673
It comes with one preinstalled.
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>>42374689
How do I access it?
On mobile, BTW.
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>>42374694
>inb4 just open the browser
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>>42374694
Well, it may not be preinstalled on every version but it sure is easy to install even if it isn't.
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>>42374501
Not according to http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/start
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>>42374501
Why would you need that?
You're aware that you need like 8 fucking antennas to get full speed anyway?
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That FAQ.

>"Does the PirateBox promote stealing?"
>PirateBox
>"No."
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>>42374673
>>42374694
>>42374758
As far as I know there is no Android version which does support Imageboards.

PirateBox uses Kareha, which is written in Perl.
The Android version does not support Perl ootb.
I managed to add Perl support but I have not been able to init Kareha.

I'm aware of Tinyboard, but getting PHP with SQL to work will be a lot more of a hassle.
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>>42375557
>le pirating is not stealing
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>>42376154
The mods page also mentions a forum written in Python.
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>>42376619
Checked it out, PyChannel almost isn't used.
I might try to use that one instead of Kareha if I cannot get Kareha to work.
Python probably isn't supported ootb either.
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Maybe someone can help me here... I got it working perfectly the first time, but I accidentally wiped the USB. Now I can't telnet, I can't ssh, I can't open a web browser to 192.168.0.254. I have a TP-Link MR3020. The computer recognizes the connection when I connect the box via ethernet but that's all.

Wat do?
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>>42377247
recovery via serial port:
http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-mr3020#manual.method.using.serial.console.and.tftp.experts
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>>42377247
>>42377454
can't you just restore the files that were on the USB by placing them on there manually?
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>>42377504
Maybe, if someone uploaded all the contents of a post-installation piratebox usb.
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>>42377247
Last time I checked the USB content only host the piratebox content. Not openwrt
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>>42377247
Look up failsafe mode. On your device, you enter it by holding the reset button as soon as it starts flashing slowly after turning on. It should flash rapidly after entering failsafe mode. You can then telnet in via static IP ethernet.
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>>42377700
I that makes sense but if this is the case then why can't I connect anymore? I have made no changes to the firmware after I got it working the first time.
When I tried to ssh with linux (Previous attempts were on Winblows), it gives an error: Network is unreachable, which, I assume, is an indication that the ssh-server is not available on the router.
Any ideas...? I would try the recovery via serial port suggested a few posts back but it seems like a final option.
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>>42377759
I will try this, thanks.
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>>42377759
>>42377784
Well, that did nothing. It started flashing rapidly as you said and then I assume it booted into failsafe mode. Still got "Connection timed out" in Putty
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>>42377839
Did you set a static IP for your computer, something like 192.168.1.2? I don't think DHCP works in failsafe mode.
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>>42377839
My router used 192.168.1.1
Use telnet, not ssh.
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>>42377879
I did use telnet.
>>42377863
Setting up a static IP now.
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>>42377863
>>42377759
Well fuck me... Telnet does not work. But ssh does. I'm back in. The truth is that I reinstalled windows a week ago and I never managed to set a static IP as I didn't need it. I guess this was in the way all this time. Why, I have no idea since I only deleted the USB, but whatever. I can fix this shit now. Thanks /g/uys
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So whats the use of a PirateBox, I dont understand what it should be good for. I mean what do you send other people? Porn? A Virus?
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>>42378496
Use your imagination. It's sad people need to be told what to do when given practically limitless options.
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I took my MR3040 and managed to get a basic OpenWRT install going on it with luci because I got bored with piratebox.

I did manage to get extroot properly going, which is more than can be said about the piratebox devs.
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>>42378496
share your shitty cyberpunk music with your faggot cyberpunk dickhead friends
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>>42378496
Anything you like.
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>>42369252
We also have eduroam in Australia
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Cool idea, but who will actually log in to something like this?
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>>42378779
Cool, didn't know that.
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>>42378796
Cool idea, but who will actually fugg you're mom?
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>>42368392
what fucking phone is that?
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>>42379567
It's not a phone, it's a battery pack. The Anker Astro3E, to be precise.
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was thinking about setting up a piratebox on my local campus for sharing homework, books, tests, etc.

any ideas on something like this?
where would be a good place to set it up?
password protection?
maybe some kind of file filtering so only certain filetypes can be uploaded?
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>>42368392
>TP link firmware
>Free as in freedom

pick one
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>tfw you've got a pirate box just lying around
This thing is pretty cool
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>>42380005
I would have no restrictions until a problem arises.
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>>42380005
You want to add a key to connect to the wireless?
From an SSH session, do the following:

vi /etc/config/wireless

Change the encryption type from none to 'psk2', then add another line like so:
option key 'YourWirelessKeyGoesHere'


directly below it.

Small hints for vi:
i = insert mode (you'll need this to actually insert text)
esc = command mode (you'll need this to save)
:w + [enter] = from command mode, this saves the file
:q + [enter] = from command mode, this exits the application
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>>42380095
(Another small tutorial)
To add WAN support, just do the following:

vi /etc/config/network

Find the line like so:
option ifname 'eth0'

and delete it (dd from command mode)

Then, add the following at the bottom:

config interface 'wan'
option ifname 'eth0'
option proto 'dhcp'


Then save it and reboot. That should do it.

(Don't fuck this up, it's a bit of a pain to debrick it)
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Hey guys, I have my pirate box petty much all setup and with me here at school. People have been connecting all day and the chat is very active and people are uploading a ton! (a lot of porn). I couldnt get the image board working unfortunately, I have not figured out yet how to change the admin pass and secret using the Vi text editor thing. even with the cheat sheet.
Also, does anyone know how to delete files that people have uploaded?
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>>42380028
You don't keep the factory firmware, it's replaced with modified openwrt.

>>42380215
SSH into the box to delete stuff. For the image board, did you follow post-install instructions?
http://piratebox.cc/openwrt:diy#post-installation
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>>42380215
If you can't figure out vi use nano
if you're using a command like visudo that controls the editor for you, you can change what editor you're using like so
# EDITOR=nano visudo
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>>42380167
so if I activate WAN, what do I actually get? will it use public telecommunication lines to 'bridge' the signal to a wider area?
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>>42380333
Oh. No. What that does is let it act as a router to the internet. I don't suggest it at all. You'd also have to fiddle with the built-in DNS
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>>42380215
Small hints for vi:
i = insert mode (you'll need this to actually insert text)
esc = command mode (you'll need this to save)
:w + [enter] = from command mode, this saves the file
:q + [enter] = from command mode, this exits the application
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>>42380348
ew yeah, that would sort of defeat the purpose of the piratebox eh?
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>>42380361
just run 'vimtutor'
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>>42380272
openwrt doesn't come with nano, and you can't easily download packages due to no wan connectivity.
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>>42374328
They can't exactly just take it back.
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>>42374694
piratebox.lan in the address bar.
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Okay, a question. If I want to delete uploaded files then I ssh into the box via ethernet? The thing is that when i try to do cd /mnt/usb and then open any of the folders inside I get an error: can't cd to PirateBox, for example.
How do I access the files in the shared folder and delete them?
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>>42381058
You can also SSH into the box via WiFi. The files are located in /opt/piratebox/share/Shared, or similar.
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>>42381098
How do I ssh into it via wifi? I don't know the IP, and it is not the same as when you connect with a wired solution.
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>>42381236
I can SSH to 192.168.1.1 via WiFi without problems. I didn't change the network configuration of the piratebox.
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>>42381268
Yeah, I just tried to do it with loonix and it worked, but Wangblows is having difficulties with PuTTY. I'm not sure why.
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>>42381289
check your firewall
>>
So what exactly is the point of this other than a pet project?
>>
I just finished installing this... Everything works but piratebox.lan/board is broken. It redirects to the index of /board/, showing all the files and folders there. Why is the page not loading?
>>
Can anyone help me? Forum on the piratebox home site is shit. My last USB died, but I managed to extract all the data, and I just pasted it on another USB. It works but while using kareha I get this error:

http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=KYQWWb1N

Any ideas?
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>>42381450
Follow the instructions, which specifically tell you to set it up first.
>>
>oh free wifi
>connect
>can't browse the web
>wtf is shit shit
>disconnect

How often does this happen?
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>>42381460
What's your config.pl look like? Make sure you didn't fatfinger an illegal character into the password.
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>>42381585
I'll check but it worked before...
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>>42381585
>>42381595

Cont. I changed the password to
password123
and rebooted the piratebox. No dice.
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>>42381650
Not sure what to tell you. You can try reflashing it.

To do that, you're gonna have to download winscp (or use some other sort of SCP client), then copy the firmware image over to /tmp/

then you run the following command:
mtd -r write /tmp/filename.bin firmware


If it gives you an error DO NOT REBOOT. POST THE ERROR HERE AND AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.
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>>42381677
(Obviously, start with a flash drive that has been cleared off with just the install folder on it)
>>
>>42381677
>>42381696
I know how to reflash, thats not the problem. I'm just sad that I'll lose all the posts on the board. Sigh
>>
Evening. I found out that one can see how many people are connected to the piratebox. I set it up following the instructions near to the bottom of the page at http://piratebox.cc/openwrt:mods
Now, how do I access this data? I tried to use vi but it tells me to refresh the site so I imagine I should open it in a browser somehow? Any ideas?
>>
>>42381710
I'm not particularly familiar with kareha. I don't know how to save and restore it. Sorry.

You might be able to make a copy of the directory, then restore it once it's finished installing and setting it up.
>>
>>42381739
Thanks anyways!
>>
>>42369463
But that would interfere with existing wireless signals. What are you going to do? You'll end up having designated spots for people to connect to pirateboxes and that's really suspicious looking.
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>>42381733
Try visiting http://piratebox.lan/station_cnt.txt
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>>42368392
what do you guys use it for?

what if some one will upload illegal content on your pirate box?
>>
>>42382112
If you're worried about it, simply delete it as it gets posted.
>>
>>42382112
I won't use mine until I can enable imageboards on Android.

For illegal content there are two options; you leave it on, the chance the box is traceable to you is small, unless you carry it around.

Or you remove it, look around the thread, it's possible to remove stuff.
>>
>>42369718
I was going to do this, then I found out that openwrt ships with vi, not nano.
I can't into vi
>>
>>42382167
Small hints for vi:
i = insert mode (you'll need this to actually insert text)
esc = command mode (you'll need this to save)
:w + [enter] = from command mode, this saves the file
:q + [enter] = from command mode, this exits the application
dd = from command mode, deletes current line


You shouldn't need to know any more than that for this purpose.
>>
>>42382187
Any way to get nano instead?
>>
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>>42382167
it's not that complicated, if your average /g/ user can do, so can you with the help of the interwebs
>>
>>42382130
>>42382223
http://forum.piratebox.cc/read.php?8,9354,9354
>>
>>42382223
opkg update
opkg install nano


However, you have to already have internet access... you can download the nano package manually, copy it via winscp to /tmp and install it from there.

opkg install /tmp/packagename.ipk
>>
>>42382020
Thank you.
>>
>>42382250
Already tried that, it can't find nano.
Guess it doesn't have internet connectivity.

>>42382240
It's not about being able to use it, I don't want to learn some retarded way of editing text.
>>
>>42382240
plus, they actually provide you with a cheat sheet. http://www.lagmonster.org/docs/vi.html
>>
DO THIS FO MO RANGE
http://www.ab9il.net/wlan-projects/wifi6.html
>>
>>42382250
>you can download the nano package manually
from where?
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>>42382279
:s/retarded/superior/
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>>42382327
http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/ar71xx/generic/packages/

That should do it.
>>
>>42382398
cheers
>>
Could someone share the PirateBox title header for the PirateBox imageboard?
>>
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I liked all that Rabbit Hole stuff from last night, but making a Political statement on a Pirate Box, which is a dead end once you're on it since it's not connected to the internet or the meshnet, seems sort of like a dead end in and of itself.
Not that I'm saying it should not be done! I just feel like that energy could be put better somewhere else.
>>
>>42370366
>offline
I don't see the problem.
>>
What the fuck is the point? Like, seriously?
>>
>>42382398
>scp nano.ipk [email protected]:/root/nano.ipk
>permission denied
what the fuck is this shit and why isn't it working
>>
>>42382549
>>42382517
You fucks will be eating your words when this will be the only way to communicate without GoogleSoftpleSkyNet tracking your every keystroke

This will be sooner than you think
>>
>>42382576
i've tried /tmp too, same shit
>>
>>42382576
>>42382627
scp ./nano.ipx [email protected]:/tmp
>>
>>42382694
Nope
>>
>>42382578
Woah woah, slow down there. Pirate Boxes don't communicate with each other, dude. That's what a meshnet does. A few people within the range of a Pirate Box can post things to each other. But at that point it'd be quicker to just shout to the other person.
>>
>>42382517
I see Rabbit Hole more like an enhancement to make piratebox more approachable for normalfags, with some added features.

Some people are talking about collecting some standard data to get started with a new install, but I would keep the contents agreeable for different viewpoints (scientific literature, entertainment and stuff). No heavy politics.
>>
>>42382773
>implying everything you say isn't being recorded by Apple and Google through billions of mobile phones
>>
>>42382807
Dude I agree with you. I know. We're on the same side here. I'm just saying Pirate Boxes are cool but not the tool for that purpose. FOSS wifi routers or laptops running Byzantium Linux or any Linux with OLSR installed is what that is for. http://www.olsr.org/?q=about
>>
>>42382789
Corey Doctrow books are a good start. Especially his YA books.
>>
>>42382789
sudo apt-get install anarchism
>>
>>42382904
why the fuck does this even exist
>>
>>42382738
>>42382694
Fixed by using winSCP.
I was doing it with cygwin, which didn't work. No idea what the problem is
>>
>>42382738
Not sure what to tell you. You DID set up your root password, right? Can you connect to it via ssh?
>>
>>42383052
Fair enough.
>>
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Anyone has any idea where the landing page files are? I'd like to edit a few things, like not call it a piratebox.
>>
>>42368392
>clicked link
>mac in picture
>blowing up
>implying not a shame from nsa
yep no
>>
>>42382427
pls
>>
>>42369252
> eduroam

Certificate warnings will be all over the place
>>
>>42383210
>Windows
>PuTTY
>GNU Nano
There are so many things wrong with this...
>>
>>42383210
/opt/piratebox/www is the root directory of what the HTTP server serves.
>>
>>42383460
None of which concern me.
>>
>>42383460
Putty is open source and free.
>>
can I build one using a raspberry pi, an usb external power battery and a wifi dongle?
>>
>>42382427
Why do you need to know? I don't have it installed on mine anymore...
>>
>>42383656
Sure.
http://piratebox.cc/raspberry_pi
>>
>>42383695
I want the image.
>>
>>42383753
You mean the piratebox logo?
http://piratebox.cc/_detail/piratebox-logo.png?id=logos
>>
wow look at all the shit in OP's image
I could do it with a laptop or a phone lol
>>
>>42383801
you can. I run mine on my laptop.
>>
>>42383796
Is it the same as the one use on the imageboards?

>>42383801
suchg badass
>>
>fiddle around with settings
>it's no longer redirecting to the piratebox.lan page
>instead it gives me the internet, and nothing if i unplug
Of all the things that can happen, what the fuck.
>>
>>42384055
You screwed up your dns settings. Reflash and go on with your life.
>>
>>42384269
What's the fun in that?
>>
>>42369095
"linksys"

Chances are, most people have already connected to a non-secured linksys router in the past, so they should connect automatically.
>>
>>42384351
You can start with a fresh install and tinker again.

While trying to get extroot going on a bland openwrt install, I ended up flashing it quite a few times (turned out, you can't do an overlay redirect to a loop device for whatever reason)
>>
>>42369252
I have never seen one stolen, but the three that are in my home town have had their USB connectors snapped right off. The masses are asses.
>>
>>42384388
This might sound really dumb, but what does a dot do in the /etc/hosts file?
>>
>>42384422
Example?
>>
>>42384471
127.0.0.1 piratebox.lan localhost
192.168.1.100 piratebox.lan
127.0.0.1
192.168.1.100
This is what I have in my hosts file right now. Trying to change the default IP, but it's giving me the internet instead. The fuck is wrong with this thing
>>
>>42384511
>127.0.0.1 piratebox.lan localhost.
>192.168.1.100 piratebox.lan
>127.0.0.1 .
>192.168.1.100
I mean this
>>
>>42371633
>illegal
So is copyright infringement faggot

>normalfags these days
>>
>>42373163
or phish for FB passwords.

Fuckin' A. Going to set this up in my school.
>>
>>42385313
When I was in college I remember there being some proggie that would let you hijack facebook sessions on your network
>>
>>42374572
That's a genius idea, anon.
>>
>>42385324
>>42385313
Remembered the name -- firesheep
Also it was from 2010 - the second time I was in college. I just back bad memories. brb suicide
>>
>>42368392
Has anyone attached a piratebox to a quadcopter?
>>
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linux: 0
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>>42385413
Jokes on you.
>>
Just got Imageboards working on the Android version of PirateBox.

The board creation seems to work so I'm very happy about that.
Posting doesn't work yet, the file upload feature interferes with posting.
Posting with an image redirects the file to the file upload thingy.
>>
>>42385215
"Real-life" crime is more readily prosecuted than small scale copyright infringement. Also, using a piratebox doesn't imply that uploaded stuff must infringe copyright. Seeing it as a tool for communication and collaboration is more appropriate. As said earlier multiple times, the name of this project is quite misleading.
>>
Welp time to make one and fill it with as many worms as I can shit out or just pop in some porn. Might go with porn.
>>
>>42384511
You need to be editing /etc/resolv.conf instead, most likely.
>>
>>42369095
attwifi, apparently some devices autoconnect to that regardless of user actions. I'm not sure but you may have to spoof the MAC address or something too
>>
el bumpo
>>
Where's the irc channel for this? I saw it in the last thread, but it 404'd soon after
>>
>>42386818
Nevermind, I found it: irc.rizon.net
#/g/piratebox
>>
>>42383460
What's wrong with nano?
>>
>>42388308
Its not what he uses and therefore it is wrong.
>>
>>42388308
nano's text editing features are rather limited. So is its extensibility. For editing a few lines of config nano is alright, but beyond that, a powerful text editor is the way to go.

Either way, knowing some basic vi(m) isn't a bad idea, since it's available by default on lots of Linux distributions
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