[Cerowrt-devel] FCC: We aren’t banning DD-WRT on Wi-Fi routers

dpreed at reed.com dpreed at reed.com
Thu Nov 12 18:18:11 EST 2015

It's a start. (I'm optimistic that there is room to move the ball farther and that the FCC folks are willing to listen, though they didn't directly address concerns about the security closed, buggy quality of the factory software as being important and in the public interest).

On Thursday, November 12, 2015 5:22pm, "Jim Reisert AD1C" <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu> said:

> http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/11/fcc-we-arent-banning-dd-wrt-on-wi-fi-routers/
> From the article:
> Today, the FCC issued an updated version of the guidance that strips
> out the DD-WRT reference. Instead, it now says:
>    Describe, if the device permits third-party software or firmware
> installation, what mechanisms
>    are provided by the manufacturer to permit integration of such
> functions while ensuring that
>    the RF parameters of the device cannot be operated outside its
> authorization for operation
>    in the US. In the description include what controls and/or
> agreements are in place with
>    providers of third-party functionality to ensure the devices’
> underlying RF parameters are
>    unchanged and how the manufacturer verifies the functionality.
> FCC Engineering and Technology Chief Julius Knapp also wrote a blog
> post titled, "Clearing the Air on Wi-Fi Software Updates."
> https://www.fcc.gov/blog/clearing-air-wi-fi-software-updates
> --
> Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us
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