After flashing the hAP, this message will appear only once:
This device can be configured to either permit or prohibit known encrypted traffic on its RF link. It is up to the user to decide which is appropriate based on how it will be used and the license under which it will be operated. These rules vary by country, frequency, and intended use. You are encouraged to read and understand these rules before going further.
This device is pre-configured with no restrictions as to the type of data being passed.
Follow these steps if you wish to prohibit known encrypted traffic on the RF link. These instructions will disappear, so copy them for your reference:
Section 47 (b) of the Radiocommunication Regulations stipulates that:
47 A person who operates radio apparatus in the amateur radio service may only:
(b) use a code or cipher that is not secret
To ensure that no encrypted data is transmitted on the air, there are two layers of filters that can be applied.
There are times, however when you'll need to allow WAN access to other devices temporarily (if you need to upgrade the firmware on a device not directly connected to the internet for example):
The safest way to do this is to:
During that time, encrypted data could flow between the hAP and the dish over CAT5e, but nothing will be transmited over RF (which is what we are concerned with).
This, however, doesn't prevent others on the network to pass internet traffic through their node, which you could access (but shouldn't) even if you're not sharing your internet connection.