The FCC Wants To Eliminate Custom Wi-Fi Router Firmware
I was quite a shocked the other day to discover that the FCC wants to ban custom/3rd party firmware for Wi-Fi routers like dd-wrt. The goal, which is understandable from their perspective, is to remove the ability of radio wireless devices to work outside of their allowable parameters. The problem is that this is one of those “use a sledgehammer to crack a nut” solutions – it is inappropriately disproportionate. Fortunately it’s not too late to act, and someone has setup a page on what we can do which includes sending feedback to the FCC via their website.