Wifi Enturbulation? There (should be) an app for that! Too long preamble I've been getting ready for a camping trip, and had an idea that connected with another idea I had for spreading enturbulation. The campsite is out in the countryside (duh!), with no Internet access except by cell and that depends on your cell provider. As well, for me, there would be $$$ roaming charges even if it worked. I'd thought of running a stand-alone WiFi access point with no Internet access, but running a local notice board, simple forum, IRC chat and various files. People could access it via WiFi with laptops, smart phones, iPod Touch, etc, across most of the grounds. But there's just no way that I'm taking my netbook along, so I ditched that idea. Recently I was looking at the Android app store and noticed a web server for Android phones that said that it "works with WiFi". Great, maybe I could just bring the phone and a solar charger and use that... Unfortunately, they mean that the server can access the Internet via wireless, not that it can be accessed from WiFi. (You can only connect to the server from your PC over the USB as far as I can tell.) The Android 2.2 Froyo OS has WiFi tethering that might fill in one missing piece, and there are other tethering apps that might do. The other missing piece would be a simple kludged DNS name server that always returns the phone's IP, no matter which site was asked for. That insures that people find the page and don't go cruising for pr0n if you forgot to turn off cell data access. I doubt I'll have time to look into this before the trip, but this could be also used to spread enturbulation, similar to other ideas such as "BlueTruth". http://forums.whyweprotest.net/7-chit-chat/blue-tooth-raid-anyone-64044/ http://forums.whyweprotest.net/26-think-tank/bluetruth-15657/ IdeaA self-contained app that could be easily installed on a smart phone without requiring anything like rooting the phone, and sits in a corner of the SD card until needed. When an Anon is in a place with a lot of people (large mall food court, airport, train station, jury selection waiting room, etc), start the app and up pops an open WiFi access point. People looking for free Internet access will see it and try to mooch a connection, but all they'll get is the mini site on the phone. A lot of them will WTF, disconnect and try elsewhere, but if the mini site is good, they might keep reading. The nice part of these guerrilla access points would be that: They should require no special hardware, just a stock smart phone. (Do bring a portable cell charger.) Easily installed and forgotten, but can be launched with a couple taps on the phone. No expense for air time or data plan charges. The Anon doing it will look exactly like all the other people surfing or texting on their phones.