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Making a Homepass out of a Cisco WAP4410n

My kids got Nintendo 3DS’s for Christmas last year.  It’s a fun little game unit.  One of the features on it is called Streetpass.  Essentially (once you turn it on) you put it in your pocket and if you pass by someone on the street with a 3DS you swap character information.  Nintendo calls them Miis.  You get to play a few mini games with the miis you collect. Other games as well use the streetpass feature to build extra playability into their games. Certain businesses around the world take part in what’s called Spotpass, (CORRECTION: This is a streetpass relay, spotpass gives you a blue light rather than green) which for my purpose is a stationary streetpass, it stores the Miis of the the last ten or so passers by and when you come along shares them with you, adding yours to the que as it does so. But I’m rural – which means aside from a trip to the not so huge city 1/2 hour north of me the chances of a street/spotpass are almost nil.  I’m not about to drive an hour round trip just to get a signal, but I do like to play with computer hardware. This presented itself to me as a mountain to climb. […]

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