Ramifications of My View of Free Will

This post is part of a series: Free Will? Yes and No

In my first post, I made my initial argument.  As near as I can tell, we have free will, and our choices are predetermined.  I argued that this is a natural result of the fact that the human mind is some kind of extremely advance computer program, and some aspects of the nature of computing.

My second post answered some objections that I think will be common.  I did my best to explain why I’m not contradicting myself, and why this doesn’t mean that you’re merely the equal of your computer or the software running on it.

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Common Objections to My Understanding of Free Will

This is part of a series: Free Will? Yes and No

In my previous post, I laid out an unusual answer to the question of whether we have free will.  It’s currently the best answer that I can think of.  In this post, I’ll list some objections that I expect will be common. Continue reading Common Objections to My Understanding of Free Will

DD-WRT Repeater Bridge – Set Up as Repeater Bridge

This is part of a series: dd-wrt Repeater Bridge

Thus far, you have successfully:

  1. Prepared to flash your router with dd-wrt
  2. Flashed your router with dd-wrt (The “trailed/killer” version, then the “real” one)

Now it’s time to tell your router to connect to another router over Wi-Fi, and act as if the 2 routers are actually 1.

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DD-WRT Repeater Bridge – Prepare to Flash

This is part of series: DD-WRT Repeater Bridge

The first thing to do is upgrade the firmware on the second router to something more capable.  DD-WRT is the most popular open-source router firmware, and it’s the one that I used for this project.  To upgrade the software on your router, you will need:

  • Your router’s model number, including the exact revision
  • A web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Opera
  • A wired connection to your router (wireless won’t do)
  • For some routers, a TFTP client
    Windows has one built-in, but it’s disabled by default.  How to enable Windows TFTP client
  • Your computer’s IP address set to static

Steps:Router Underside - Model Number Highlighted

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Use a Second Router to Extend Your WiFi Range, No Cables Required

This is part of series: dd-wrt repeater bridge

AwhileRepeater Bridge Network Diagram back, I was given a router.  There was already a router at my house, so I started playing with it.  I replaced the default software on it with DD-WRT, an open-source router firmware that gives any supported router features that are typical of much more expensive ones.

Several months later, I moved to my grandparents’ house.  My desktop didn’t have a Wi-Fi card in it, and it would’ve been inconvenient and expensive to buy network cables, drill holes through a few walls, and run the cables from the main router to my computer.

Then I thought to myself, what if I could use my router as a Wi-Fi card?  It turns out that I could, and you can too.

Next: Prepare to Flash Router