There's a lot of stuff in that little device. Try browsing to 192.168.100.1
... admin/admin ... there's an HTTP server there (naturally) ... with a lot of settings (FTP, VPN, and on and on). I don't know what actually works.
The server says it is "RALink 18.104.22.168"
And ... while stumbling through the menus, I found the System Command option. And did an 'ls'. Some sort of tiny unix/linux in there.
Have fun, everyone.
I just had a "matrix" moment. I read the summary
... and within 10 minutes, a priority mail package arrived.
"What's this?" ... opened the envelope and out popped a suspiciously thick copy of Forbes, containing one of the hotspots.
Hopefully, I will have time tonight to do some testing.
I had way too much fun with Mod100s and the NEC version
... even dumped the ROM out through a dissassembler I wrote. I wonder if I still have that 3-ring binder?
Then I wrote an assember/linker and with it, an easily-crackable encryption program.