SOWN[at]HOME Nodes are wireless access points that are loaned out to students and staff to host at their home. To apply to host a node go and make a request. If you want to find out more first read on.
SOWN[at]HOME nodes are configurable so that a host can share as much of their bandwidth/usage as they are happy with. By logging into the admin page for their node, a host can:
- Set how much can be downloaded/uploaded through the node each month
- Set the maximum amount of bandwidth the node can use at any time, (not currently available).
- Firewall the node so only specific ports (e.g. web, email, ssh, etc.) can be used
- Block Bit-torrenting, (not currently available).
- Allow specified users to access your home network, (not currently available).
Reasons for Hosting a SOWN[at]HOME Node
- To be part of the community wireless project that is SOWN
- To play low-bandwidth network games such as OpenTTD with others on the network.
- To provide Wi-Fi on your home network if you only have a wired router
- To get a direct IPv6 connection to the Internet allowing you to access IPv6-only resources (e.g. IPv6 Google), (not currently available).