It's clear the resistance are having trouble communicating with the outside world at the moment. My proposal is create a self-repairing,self-connecting mobile network based on wifi routers/dd-wrt/AUTOAP definitions: ROUTER: wireless routers based on the easily available and cheap LINKSYS/WRT54G/GS/GL OR atheros-based/LAFonera. available used for between 15-30 US dollars. They have FAR more power and range than ordinary wifi adaptors and can be used as such. this is important. They do need external power however(12 or 5 volts) and can run off a car battery/battery_pack/inverter. DD-WRT: an open source,free ROUTER OS based on linux. easily configurable as wireless network repeaters, bridges and other network components. I ACKNOWLEDGE that OPENWRT might be better choice in the long run, but dd-wrt can be easier to set up for novices. remember, they may need something that works NOW and that is reasonabbly headache free and can run on routers with limited memory. AUTOAP: a simple open-source, free add-on to DD-WRT. that adds automatic network discovery capacity. this is very much akin to zero-configuration available with MS XP/vista withthe added capacity of viable-connection-checking to the global internet. if it finds a connection that works-but isn't usable, it moves on to the until it finds one. If it loses signal, it finds another to route through. NOTE: you will always have an changing external IP that is UNTRACEABLE to you! This will work with open networks or WEP networks for which you have the key , or have cracked the key. you can also easily program networks NOT to connect to. WPA discovery is not an option yet. NOTE: this software WORKS well, is stable, and has been in use for over 2 years. PROPOSED ROUTER CONFIGURATION: MOBILE dd-wrt with autoap. router configured as a wireless repeater. router will connect ot any viable open/WEP/ or OTHER dd-wrt router and extend connection to external wireless devices/laptops/repeaters. the repeated signal can be encrypted if necessary even if the originating signal is not. DRAWBACK: throughput is effectively halved per repeater hop. 4 hops is probably the maximum for VOIP/IMAGE/VIDEO. maybe 5-6 for simple email/surfing/blogging. each router should have a different internal ip range/ssid to prevent conflicts. MY USAGE(example) I always have a router such configured in my work truck. it finds a WIFI/INTERNET signal and presents me and my laptop with a signal roughly 90 prercent of the time. since my router can typically find a signal from a block away and can communicate to me a block further away. hard to trace no? at my VERY large home I have 3 such configured routers. one in the center, and two at the farther ends of the property. my desktop is hard wired to the center and can receive about 6 distinct wifi signals(2 of which are my other routers) the other routers can connect to roughly 8 out of 12 OTHER routers and present it to the center one. Thus, i ALWAYS have wifi/internet. Note: occasionally, I have parked my truck with router a block or two away or so i've been able to thus use two hops with little degradation in throughput. ROUGHLY 30 viable internet access points to choose from. Note: all routers configured the same way, only different SSIDS and internal ip ranges. POSSIBLE DRAWBACK: If the authorities trace back IP traffic to the originating hardwired router(s), it could cause problems for the owner(s). Of course he/she has the excuse that the anybody could have connected to his OPEN access point. But it is STILL something to keep in mind. Any interest? FYI: Atheros routers have the capacity to communicate on extra software-controlled frequencies that are different from standard ones. Not That cheap(10 bucks more per router), but it might make them harder to jam.