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    Free WIFI blocking software

    Hello

    My company just released free WIFI internet access blocker software. Designed to keep freeloaders from using your internet connection, it runs on any Win2K or XP machine and is in Beta test phase.

    You can download it from http://www.myWIFIzone.com

    Any comments from users on how it suits their needs would be greatly appreciated!

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    Re: Free WIFI blocking software

    Originally posted by myWIFIzone
    Hello

    My company just released free WIFI internet access blocker software. Designed to keep freeloaders from using your internet connection, it runs on any Win2K or XP machine and is in Beta test phase.

    You can download it from http://www.myWIFIzone.com

    Any comments from users on how it suits their needs would be greatly appreciated!

    I read the faq's and some of the info on the site listed.

    It's not clear if the need for win2k sp2 is for real 128 bit encryption or not but with no explaination it leaves one wondering.

    Also it seems that the site only offers Internet based whitelist/blacklist/etc... by machines so unless the service also acts a replay/proxy it would double your traffic on your local network just to get to google. But do to the lack of specifics it difficult to tell.

    If there is some documentation on how the service works in detail, I would like to review it as currently very short on too many specifics.

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    Re: Re: Free WIFI blocking software

    Originally posted by flw
    I read the faq's and some of the info on the site listed.

    It's not clear if the need for win2k sp2 is for real 128 bit encryption or not but with no explaination it leaves one wondering.

    Also it seems that the site only offers Internet based whitelist/blacklist/etc... by machines so unless the service also acts a replay/proxy it would double your traffic on your local network just to get to google. But do to the lack of specifics it difficult to tell.

    If there is some documentation on how the service works in detail, I would like to review it as currently very short on too many specifics.
    You don't need to have win2k sp2 and above - but you may need to install the driver manually if you don't. Here are some answers to questions we are getting from users:

    1. We do NOT Phish!
    2. The black screen on install: myWIFIzone binds an NDIS driver to your network card so it can put it in promiscuous mode, and send and receive packets. For some reason (known to only Microsoft) this process takes a while to accomplish. You have the option to close this window and install the driver manually (instructions are on our site)
    3. Phone Home: myWIFIzone contacts our main server every time it is started (using SSL). It does not send data to our server (other than it's site ID). Our server looks up to see if the site is hotspot enabled - if it is not a hotspot, no further communications with the server occurs. We might send a scroll-up message to the site on start-up announcing new versions or features. This message times out and closes itself in a short time.
    4. EMail blocking: myWIFIzone blocks eMail packets from PC's not on its whitelist. Any logon boxes which result from this block originate from your eMail client, not from myWIFIzone.
    5. Advertising: we redirect PC's not on the whitelist (intruders only) to our redirect site, which may contain ads - we haven't sold ad space yet so they get a page with links to our site.
    6. Our core business is hotspot support (not advertising) which will be available soon.

    How it works:
    myWIFIzone does not filter packets, it watches for and hijacks unauthorized session requests. (That is why it does not need to run at the gateway). When an intruder's session is hijacked, a scroll-up message is displayed at the installation PC. If the intruder is trusted you can click the message to add that PC to the whitelist. The alert message times out and closes after 10-15 secs. Maybe we'll make this duration adjustable in future versions.

    Hope this helps - we'll add this info to our site in the near future.

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