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dbarrow
04-24-2007, 02:47 PM
http://www.newsfactor.com/news/Share-Some-Bandwidth--Get-Free-Wi-Fi/story.xhtml?story_id=12000BSSWLNC

The La Fonera router attaches to a Time Warner broadband Internet connection and becomes a FON Wi-Fi access point that supports 802.11b/g wireless. The La Fonera router has two separate wireless channels, one a secure channel for the owner, and the other an open channel for other Time Warner users that are part of the shared network.

In the U.S., most ISPs contractually prevent you from sharing the excess bandwidth in your home connection. But on Monday, Time Warner Cable and FON, a Spanish company, announced a deal in which Time Warner broadband subscribers can gain access to a growing network of free Wi-Fi hotspots in exchange for making their Wi-Fi bandwidth available to others. ...

*The concept is interesting!