Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down

Posted: January 31, 2011 in Uncategorized


The events in Egypt have demonstrated the wisdom of being prepared to do some guerrilla networking in the event of a crisis in which your government shuts down the Internet itself, not just your access to it, in an attempt to control your behavior.

As my last post demonstrates, the government in the U.S. is getting prepared to do precisely that, regardless of the law, and with the tools that are offered in this article, you can deal with that – and have a metropolitan-area network among your friends at least, if not full-blown Internet access.

So read this article and download the software it suggests, and keep it safely stored away in your emergency survival kit.  Even if you’re not computer savvy, but you know someone who is, it will be worth having this software – he can install it and get it running for you and get you back online after a fashion.



Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down

Does your government have an Internet kill-switch? Read our guide to Guerrilla Networking and be prepared for when the lines get cut.

By Patrick Miller, David Daw, PCWorld    Jan 28, 2011 5:50 pm

These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it’s organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we’ve seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet connection can be the first to go. Whether you’re trying to check in with your family, contact your friends, or simply spread the word, here are a few ways to build some basic network connectivity when you can’t rely on your cellular or landline Internet connections…


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