Apparently the new one is something different:bobnielsen said:I got a router (Netgear WNR3500L) out of it, but it has issues with port forwarding so I just use it as a bridge. When they finish this round of testing I get to keep it.
http://www.testmyisp.com/faq.htmlCan I use the Whitebox to connect directly to the internet?
No. The SamKnows whitebox is not a broadband modem or router. It operates as a bridge and connects to your existing router.
Does the Whitebox provide a wireless network?
No. In the FCC project, the Whitebox does not provide a wireless network, you would use your existing router to continue to provide wireless access in the home. The wireless capabilities of the device are used purely to passively monitor nearby wireless networks for traffic, ensuring that no tests are run when the line is active.
Who manufactures the Whitebox?
The Whitebox is a TP-Link router running our custom firmware. It runs as a bridge, meaning that it does not provide any IP addressing and will pass network traffic straight through its ports without causing any conflicts or requiring you to reconfigure your network addressing. SamKnows provides the software.
Does SamKnows make use of any GPL licenced software, and are the sources available?
This product makes use of GPL licenced software. Complete source code for all GPL components and those that link to GPL licenced libraries are available at https://files.samknows.com/~gpl/
Yeah I just wish they allowed you to plug it in next to your router so you could block ports form your computers from that device. Instead they want your devices to plug directly into it....scooper said:You're misunderstanding what they're doing with them - it's simply testing your broadband connection - no website data is being reported to anyone.
I will say that when a test is running - your network is saturated.