The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Peter Eckersley has put out a call to action
for open wireless networks. It goes beyond just advocating for more open access points and sane laws to protect people who open their APs by looking at potential technical fixes for problems like bandwidth hogging. "The best solution to this problem is to have WiFi routers which make it very easy to share a certain amount of bandwidth via an open network, but simultaneously provide an encrypted WPA2 network that gets priority over the open network. Some modern routers already support multiple networks like this, but we need a very simple, single-click or default setting to get the prioritization right.
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