Anonymously access a WiFi network from 2.5 miles away

Posted: 03/07/2015 in All Teched UP!
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It’s dubbed ProxyHam and it’s a ‘hardware proxy’ that will allow users to connect to a long distance public WiFi using unidentifiable low-frequency radio channels. It is comprised of a WiFi enabled Raspberry Pi along with three antennas. One antenna is used to connect to a public WiFi network at a public place such as a Starbucks or McDonalds. The other two antennas are setup between the WiFi hotpot and you and are used to transmit the WiFi signal at a 900MHz frequency. By relaying on a 900MHz radio connection, ProxyHam effectively connects to a far-away WiFi network with a range of around 1 and 2.5 Miles depending on interference.

Caudill will unveil ProxyHam at the Def Con hacker conference in Las Vegas next month. Caudill also said that and his colleagues are working on additional features like a self-destruction and hiding the ProxyHam in things like books.

The ProxyHam is going to be selling for around $200 (£130) and will eventually be able to drop to $150 (£95).

You can read more about the ProxyHam here: motherboard.vice.com

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