One of my roommate’s cousins owned an apartment building and was wondering how to share the internet wifi across the whole building. Here is his setup: he lived in one of the apartments and paid for broadband internet. Some other residents didn’t have any internet and found the current price pretty high. What he was looking for is to give them access to wifi, but a way to limit their bandwidth, have a quota and a way for them to pay.
Without the bandwidth and quota requirement he could just use the 5Ghz band in his home and let the other use the other band since you can put a different password on each.
Depending on your router you could limit the bandwidth usage of certain devices. This, however, requires you to know the ip of each device you’re sharing the internet with. Usually your router should have QoS and firewall that will allow you to do that. If it doesn’t you need to setup a linux firewall system or flash your wifi router with openwrt firmware.
Like WFilter NG firewall can be deployed in a virtual machine, with the ability to record internet usage, filter internet content, limit bandwidth rate…
Here a few ways to do this:
Sharing your Wifi for some crypto
If what you want to do is just to share your wifi and get some crypto there are actually a few options for that, like Honeygrain and chainprox.
Note that these are not exactly like the initial questions, it actually shares your connection and anybody can use it, not just your immediate neighbors. Which can be a problem if some people are doing illegal stuff on your connection.
Honeygrain uses your connection to provide the infrastructure to perform multiple queries from many different locations at any given time. It also provides localized delivery of content such as video, images and audio. You can see this has they kind of use your connection has a vpn.
You can register through my referal link here
From chainprox press release: the way Chainprox works is quite simple. Users all around the world run a Chainprox application on their desktop or mobile devices and become a part of the sharing pool. On the other side, businesses or other users looking for secure network connections geographically located in other parts of the world configure their proxy with Chainprox.
If there is crypto for that problem, it means it’s still a problem… right?
Disclaimer: Sharing your connection might be against the term of use of your ISP contract. Double check with their terms of service before doing any of this.
More info: How to share wifi with neighbors ?
Chainprox – Earning Passive Income by Sharing Internet Connection