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Neighbornode is a captive portal on a residential Wi-Fi hotspot, containing a message board. It is designed to help neighbors who share an internet connection know each other better.[1]

The message board can only be accessed within range of the hotspot. Individual Neighbornodes can be linked together to create a supernode, vaguely like Fidonet. It is implemented as an alternative firmware for the Linksys WRT54G router.

The project was created by John Geraci of Interactive Telecommunications Program,[2][3] who also created Grafedia.


  1. ^ "Neighbornode Explained". Archived from the original on 15 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Free Neighborhood Wi-Fi". Popular Science. 4 August 2005. Archived from the original on 21 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Where Good Wi-Fi Makes Good Neighbors". New York Times. 21 October 2004. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 

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