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|Introduction This page provides detailed instructions for how to build your own PirateBox. PirateBox now includes a shoutbox interface for anonymous chat communications. It has now been configured to run on many devices, including plug computers, wireless routers, laptops, mobile phones, and more!
PirateBox is a self-contained mobile communication and file sharing device. Inspired by pirate radio and the free culture movement, PirateBox utilizes Free, Libre and Open Source software (FLOSS) to create mobile wireless file sharing networks where users can anonymously chat and share images, video, audio, documents, and other digital content.
The PirateBox can be built using a number of different configurations depending upon your needs and budget. The basic system consists of a lightweight web server connected to a wireless device. When users join the PirateBox wireless network and open a web browser, they are automatically redirected to the PirateBox welcome page. They can then begin uploading or downloading files.
PirateBox continues to evolve based on community feedback and initiatives. The following tutorials are updated regularly as improvements are made. While most of the tutorials are written for specific equipment, they can easily be adapted to suit your needs.
Please post your questions, discoveries, ideas, and solutions in the PirateBox Forum
DIY Tutorial 1
Install PirateBox on an OpenWrt Wireless Router
Thanks to the intrepid Christiane Ruetten, it is now possible to run PirateBox directly on an OpenWrt router. This approach eliminates the need for an attached computer. With minor modifications, it is possible to install PirateBox on a number of wireless routers capable of supporting the OpenWrt Linux firmware.
Please visit the PirateBox_DIY_OpenWrt page for specific details.
DIY Tutorial 2
Install PirateBox on a Plug Computer
This tutorial outlines how to install PirateBox directly on a plug computer. It focuses specifically on a Seagate Dockstar or Pogoplug (v2 - the grey and pink ones) plug computer and assumes that it will be connected to a wireless router running DD-WRT firmware.
Please visit the PirateBox_DIY_Plug_Computer page for specific details.
DIY Tutorial 3
Install PirateBox on a Laptop
It is now possible to run PirateBox directly on a laptop computer. Check out Cale Black's Linux PirateBoxLive and Windows PirateBoxLive for tutorials outlining how to run PirateBox directly from a USB flash drive. These packages are based on Matthias Strubel's amazing PirateBox installation scripts.
DIY Tutorial 4
Install PirateBox on a Mobile Phone
Visit pspuunderground's Roll Your Own PirateBox! PirateBoxMobile Tutorial on the xda-developers forum for specific details about running PirateBox on Android. Also check out Fun2Code's plugin for PAW.
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