[Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBox as a home router to replace Cisco/Linksys
Brian at drakewolf.net
Tue Jul 3 19:45:10 UTC 2012
I've been of the opinion that we should reach out to one of these arm
manufacturers and have them do a custom box for us rather than trying to
adapt to the generic developer kits like the dreamplug and guruservers.
Let them sell it as a development kit if they want but we specify the
ports and specs on the board.
This increases the per-box cost a bit but eliminates ports that would be
absolutely useless to us which could also save money. No need for audio,
4/5 (POE) network ports (standard router config)
4? usb ports (charge point & wired data transfer for cell/mobile devices)
1 SD slot
2 Wifi antennas/ radios
Battery built in for 'brownout' situations
If the team can define the ports we want and come to an agreement I'd be
happy to have conversations with a few manufacturers about pricing/volume
sales. There is another thread regarding the chips and the ID's that are
stored and we could examine those as part of this kind of request.
Schedule a Meeting: http://tungle.me/briandrake
On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 9:12 AM, Sean Alexandre <sean864 at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Jul 2012 14:42:02 +0200
> Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> > Or you could just put pfSense on ALIX.
> Yes, pfSense would be perfect...or a scaled down and simplified version
> of it. Although, it's FreeBSD versus Debian.
> I see Debian's been ported to ALIX:
> I couldn't tell if there's a ALIX board with wireless, and non-binary
> I do see that the Dream Plug has wireless and two NICs:
> The next version D2 Plug, though, only has one NIC. So it wouldn't
> make a very good home router since the one NIC would have to go to the
> WAN connection, and you wouldn't have one for local devices.
> I did a bit of research on OpenWRT types of devices, and whether Debian
> would run on them. It turns out it does, but with some problems.
> Running Debian on ASUS WL-500G deluxe
> The wireless driver is a binary kernel module (first problem), and it
> needs a 2.4 kernel (second problem.)
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