Collaborative secure wireless sharing

Tuesday, 2 May 2006, 11:30 AM EST

University of Illinois developers have come up with a client/server multihoming protocol so that neighbors can pool and share wireless broadband access. Noting that the connections are 24/7, but that average access is only around 15 hours a week from their research,(which leaves a lot of unused but paid-for bandwith), and that wireless routers are now commonly used, they think that by allowing sharing that all the peers will benefit with better speeds and access. To get around privacy concerns, but still get the benefits from sharing, they developed the framework outlined in the PERM project.

At Technocrat.

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