Get the code
The NetAidKit is built on top of tried and tested open source components, including OpenWRT, OpenVPN, Tor, Bootstrap and many others. All of our code can by found on GitHub. You are free to download the latest version of the source code and install it onto your OpenWRT compatible hardware.
Do you have experience with OpenWRT, Tor or open source development? Then help us improve the NetAidKit by contributing to our project or any of its open source components.
Do you have ideas for improvements to the NetAidKit?
We’ve love to hear from you so please get in touch!
The NetAidKit makes it easy to send all data from all your devices over a secured connection. You can even make this mandatory. The NetAidKit will not allow your devices to connect to the Internet unless there’s a secure connection.
The NetAidKit supports virtual private networks or VPN. The NetAidKit supports OpenVPN and OpenVPN-compatible systems and can be configured by uploading an OpenVPN configuration file to your NetAidKit.
No, Tor does not secure your Internet. Tor is a technology that sends your data through several intermediaries before sending it on to it’s final destination. This makes it easier to hide your location and to circumvent censorship. If you don’t have access to a VPN, Tor can help you get around censorship to view content that is blocked.
No, Tor can help you stay more anonymous but you should additionally use the Tor Browser Bundle. The NetAidKit does not get rid of tracking cookies by advertisers and organisations like Facebook, Google, etc. If you enable Tor and use your regular browser, sites that you visit will still be able to identify you with a cookie. Using a ‘private browsing session’ in your browser will block some cookies but the Tor Browser Bundle is your best option.
When you enable Tor on the NetAidKit, all date from all your devices will be send over the Tor network. Eavesdroppers will not see that your device connects to mail.yourdomain.com. The operator of mail.yourdomain.com can see that you connect and login, but cannot see your IP address. In this way Tor can help hide your location from mail.yourdomain.com and your activity from eavesdroppers.
Automatic updates uses the Google App Engine. Eavesdroppers only see that you connect to Google.com, nothing else.
All the updates for the NetAidKit are signed cryptographically with a secret key only known to us. The updater ensures that any updates are signed with this key before updating.
The NetAidKit has one LAN port, one WAN port and one wifi radio.
If you want to connect more than one device to the NetAidKit with a cable, you can use an inexpensive switch that you to connect to the LAN port. You can then plug your devices into the switch.
That’s what it’s designed to do.
Yes, the NetAidKit supports both incoming and outgoing connections over wired are wireless interfaces simultaneously. For example, the NetAidKit allow you to connect an iPad to a wired network or an old (wired) network printer to a wifi network.