How can I use “Freifunk” (Free WiFi Network)
Connect to the Wi-Fi "Freifunk Bingen" and you can begin. Access points can be found on our map: www.freifunk-bingen.de/karte
What does Freifunk Bingen do?
The association Freifunk Bingen supports and organizes the operation of a free and decentralized WLAN-network. As a non-profit citizens' network", the Freifunk network may be used without restrictions and cost. We are dependent on the participation of as many fellow activists as possible, in order to successfully operate the Freifunk network - Freifunk networks are hands-on networks!
Anyone can install our Freifunk-firmware (a Linux-based programm) on his or her router. (www.freifunk-bingen.de/mitmachen/anleitung)
What can you do with the Freifunk network?
Freifunk allows for free digital communication and internet for everyone! Freifunk builds a decentralized and independent digital citizens network - and everyone can help to expand it. If your Freifunk router is connected to the internet, you will automatically help to built a more free internet!
How does Freifunk work?
Your Freifunk router automatically connects to a large, independent wireless network. If only one router in such a network is connected to the internet, it is accessible from the entire "Mesh". Other "services" are also available within the Freifunk network.
If you have no Freifunk within reach, you can connect your wireless router for free over the internet to a wireless network.
Am I responsible for what others do on my system?
When your guests use your wireless router to acces the internet, they are routed through an encrypted tunnel (VPN) to the free wireless gateway (which is totally legal) and from there to the internet. Guests do not use your identity (IP). Thus anonymized, retracing to your connection is avoided.
Through the VPN, guests are also separated from your own network and get no access to your private network.
How much bandwidth is available for the Freifunk network, you can decide for yourself.