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Internet-in-a-Box (IIAB) 6.4 became available on an experimental/rolling basis (master branch) for DIY contributors in early July 2017.

Implementing "Captive Portal" functionality (for those who can't easily type URL's in a Latin script etc, similar to WiFi pages that appear when you connect in airports/hotels/restaurants) has proved very challenging. We could use assistance in this ongoing effort to get it right!

SOME OTHER PROPOSED FEATURES ARE LISTED IN THE JANUARY 17, 2017 MEETING MINUTES @ http://tinyurl.com/xsceminutes (and under March 16, 2017 @ http://minutes.iiab.io)

Please join our weekly "Thursday" calls to help push this forward -- educators and contributors of all kind are welcome:



IIAB 6.4 pre-releases run on many platforms (such as Ubuntu 16.04.2, CentOS 7.3 and Debian 8.8). For most people, the easiest way to try it out is using a $35 Raspberry Pi 3 computer running the Raspbian OS, simply by running this 1-liner:

  curl download.iiab.io/6.4/rpi/load.txt | sudo bash

Or if you want this to run significantly faster (typically < 1 hour) try this smaller selection of server apps instead:

  curl download.iiab.io/6.4/rpi/load-lite.txt | sudo bash

An Ethernet (live Internet) cable installed into the back of your Raspberry Pi 3 is very strongly recommended during installation!

Write to bugs @ iiab.io if you find bugs, and don't be shy posting to our public forums at http://iiab.io !

Let it rip (either above 1-line install) while noting this "from scratch" full installation can take an hour or more to complete on Raspbian. The time depends on the speed of your microSD card — and how well-ventilated your Raspberry Pi 3 CPU is (its clock frequency is throttled above 80C to prevent damage; but monitor it on hot days using "vcgencmd measure_temp" if you're curious!)

While You Wait: definitely check out http://FAQ.IIAB.IO and read the tech docs @ https://github.com/iiab/iiab/wiki

The past stable release is currently IIAB 6.3, released on July 13, 2017. The latest is always available here: https://github.com/iiab/iiab/releases/latest

Our new repos (software code) emerged in late May 2017 here: http://github.com/iiab

Return to this IIAB 6.4 summary site anytime later, with short link: http://wiki.iiab.io/6.4

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