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RED: Uplink via WiFi

RED rocks. It's simple and it works. I would like to see an option where the uplink would not have to be a hard cable to an Internet connection. Make it an option where the WAN link could be WiFi

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    Mark B.Mark B. shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Scott RatsonScott Ratson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was just thinking the same thing, but it would need to be able to be configured through a web interface that lets you authenticate on public wifis that require a login or acceptance of terms to allow internet traffic. This would be a great roaming device for people who travel and can only get wifi at hotels. It would create a secure connection from anywhere in the world.

      • Aaron MasonAaron Mason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An easier way is to use a device like a Ubiquiti Bullet and configure it as a client. There are many other wireless routers that can be configured as a client for this purpose. Many will bridge the connection so that you appear on the wireless network as just another wireless device.

      • MattMatt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreed. I understand it is technically tricky, given all the complexities of WiFi Security/etc., but maybe a USB dongle that you could use with your laptop to configure the settings and then move over to the RED.

      • Craig AndersonCraig Anderson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There is already an option to do 3G via a USB dongle - just make it so we can use a USB wifi dongle and we'll be good to go!

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