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The Union => The Water Cooler => Topic started by: Admiral Ackbar on January 15, 2008, 09:19:43 pm

Title: Join Whisher, share your WiFi and find WiFi anywhere!
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on January 15, 2008, 09:19:43 pm
Whisher wants to create the biggest free wireless network ever.  It's pretty cool, you can easily change access to your wireless router to allow only buddies (with whom you can do wicked fast file transfers), to nobody, or to anyone who is a part of Whisher!  The coolest part is that you can go out and map those free wireless networks so others can find them too!

Check it out, http://www.whisher.com
Title: Re: Join Whisher, share your WiFi and find WiFi anywhere!
Post by: pmp6nl on January 15, 2008, 09:35:04 pm
Sounds pretty sweet.  I may have to share ;)
Title: Re: Join Whisher, share your WiFi and find WiFi anywhere!
Post by: JakeJZG on January 20, 2008, 12:48:33 am
I'm trying to determine how this works.  I would try to figure it out myself but am not near my rooter at the moment.

EDIT:

Alright.  You register an account and your location/WAP, register the WPA2 key, etc and it is all handled through their (Whisher) servers.  You drive around with the Whisher client open and it will tell you when you are able to connect to a Whisher AP.  The key, depending on if you are part of the group that is allowed the key, is then "securely" sent to you in some manner so that you may connect.
Title: Re: Join Whisher, share your WiFi and find WiFi anywhere!
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on January 28, 2008, 08:56:32 am
I think it's pretty fun, I'm mapping networks in Grand Forks right now!
Title: Re: Join Whisher, share your WiFi and find WiFi anywhere!
Post by: pmp6nl on January 28, 2008, 09:11:04 pm
Only one in Fargo... weak!
Title: Re: Join Whisher, share your WiFi and find WiFi anywhere!
Post by: Admiral Ackbar on February 12, 2008, 10:01:13 am
Yeah, that is pretty weak.  We have three or four in gf now :)