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Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down
These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it’s organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we’ve seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet connection can be the first to go. Whether you’re trying to check in with your family, contact your friends, or simply spread the word, here are a few ways to build some basic network connectivity when you can’t rely on your cellular or landline Internet connections.
This is a start at connecting to the Internet, or becoming an internet when the regular infrastructure has ideas of its own. The Egyptian government shut down the Internet in Egypt, stopped cell phone calls, and even SMS text messaging. These are tools the protesters were using. When I heard about this, I did think, what would be my options if I were in that situation? PCWorld did a good job at starting to answer this question.
This isn’t just for political obstacles. A natural disaster can also disable communications. If you have any insights or tips for establishing communications with DIY methods, then comment or send me an email at howto@HowTutorial.com.