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Wlan device Regulation in USA and EU

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Wlan device Regulation in USA and EU

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Post by b0ssman » 07 Sep 2015 11:43

USA
https://hackaday.com/2015/08/31/fcc-int ... ification/
EU (German Text)
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/ ... 03189.html

In short.
Companies will be required to activly prohibit installation of alternative firmware like dd-wrt and cyanogenmod.
This law will come into effect retroactivly for any wlan capable devices.
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Re: Wlan device Regulation in USA and EU

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Post by Parkcomm » 10 Sep 2015 00:30

Interesting - the news article said the regulation might inadvertently prevent flashing, but the attached FCC doc said
What prevents third parties from loading non-US versions of the
software/firmware on the device? Describe in detail how the device is protected
from “flashing” and the installation of third-party firmware such as DD-WRT.
There is nothing inadvertent about that!
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