It’s No Longer Illegal to Hack Your Wireless Router

Did you know it was illegal to hack the best router?

It’s rare that a government agency will quickly amend or revert on its original position, but that’s what happened recently. Read on to find out if this affects the best router for gaming.

Now the FCC has taken a step back and amended their original position, removing the language that prevented “flashing” or the installation of open source software.  That said, the FCC still forbids tweaks that take it out of compliance, such as increasing the router’s WiFi strength.

But you see, a few months ago the FCC said that hacking a wifi router or even one of our best wireless router 2018 picks, by flashing it with open source software, would, in effect, be illegal.  In short, the ruling banned the use of firmware such as DD-WRT or Tomato which can greatly enhance the router and perhaps reduce some constraints put in place by the manufacturer.

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

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