Using a BibleBox in a “restricted access” context
I had a comment on using a BibleBox in a restricted access country. The person was pleased to see that the BibleBox label was simply a sticker so it could be removed if necessary.
It prompted me to write a short “How to” on what you can do to totally remove “Bible” from the device if you needed to.
External – simply remove the sticker
Internal – you’ll need to change the wifi SSID, Web HTML text, logo image and Hostname.
You’ll also need to modify the Chatbox text (how to do that is here…)
Remember the BibleBox will still make files available on wifi if it is in a small bag or pouch. Many times when I am out I have the BibleBox turned on and in a pocket of my laptop bag.
Another option is to go Ninja style and put your BibleBox in a small camera or hard drive case such as the one shown below.
Changing the BibleBox webpage Logo
To change the logo seen on the BibleBox webpages, create a new .PNG image 280 x 60 pixels in size called logo_biblebox-320×69.png. Once you’ve created it save it onto your BibleBox USB drive in the folder – Content>img replacing the original logo. If you want to keep a backup of the original BibleBox logo better do that before overwriting with your new one.
Changing the HTML BibleBox webpage text
To remove any BibleBox references in the webpages, simply open each page in a text or html editor and make the necessary changes.
Change the name of the BibleBox SSID
The default name for the BibleBox wifi network is “BibleBox files”. To change this to something else, on the USB open the Config folder and the file – ssid.txt. Modify the content of this file to your desired SSID name, insert the USB back in the BibleBox device and restart.
Changing the Hostname from BibleBox.lan to something else
To change the Hostname – the address seen in the URL or address bar on your wifi device – modify the content of the text file called hostname.txt and system_hostname.txt. If you open these files (found on the USB in the Config folder) you will see BibleBox.lan, simply change this and save the text files. Once you restart the BibleBox your changes will be actioned.
Changing the Chatbox text from BibleBox to something else
Using Terminal (Mac) or PuTTY (PC) app:
- connect your BibleBox to your computer
- make sure your computer has IP address 192.168.1.2
- use Terminal or PuTTY ssh into BibleBox ssh firstname.lastname@example.org plus your BibleBox password
- change the directory to the location of the chatbox file you want to modify, type: cd /opt/piratebox/conf
- to modify the initial chat box content txt file type –
- press i to go into edit mode
- make your edit
- press Esc to go back to command mode
- type :w to save your edit, press enter/return key
- type :q, then press enter/return to quit editing
- Restart the BibleBox to apply the changes