The perfect use for all those old "underpowered" laptops gathering dust in closets. Plug it in, turn it on, walk away... PirateBox - Portable FLOSS file sharing network
Stealthing it as a WAP is brilliant. They're so ubiquitous these days. How many people would ever notice that there's suddenly one additional
WAP in the room they're sitting in?
I'd personally prefer mine, however, with a slice of Raspberry Pi
Boxed up and glued to some out of the way surface (ideally looking like it belonged there
) - and preferably with access to a solar power source. It would be the ultimate manifestation of an affordable "set & abandon in place" communications network! "Green" too.
And as an extra bonus, it would provide hours of additional entertainment value for people who get to watch the "find the unauthorized router/file server" folks show up and look for it. Hee-hee!
Note: Just for the record, I don't
condone nor excuse people using this technology in order to "share" digital assets for which they don't have a legal right. I do, however, object to the notion (in some quarters) that digital communications are somehow 'different' from every other form of human communication - and are therefor not entitled to protection under existing constitutional rules of free speech. Technology like this is a small bit of insurance when it comes to that.