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WIFI ROUTER and LINUX

By michar ·
Dear Sir

I would like to know about manufacturers of WIFI router with embedded Linux and an option of adding a HARD DISC.
Also,it will be possible to port my Linux program into this WIFI ROUTER.

Thanks

Micha

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Hre ya go...

by scott_heath In reply to WIFI ROUTER and LINUX

Check out these links:
http://www.seattlewireless.net/index.cgi/LinksysWrt54g#head-54ed53a2e05c227f96165daaa2891a542ab08167

http://tuxmobil.org/linux_wireless_access_point.html

I've never heard of a router with a HD in it. Try aquiring an old PC that can still run Linux, put a wireline NIC and wireless NIC in it and run it as a router. Might be cheaper and easier than any other option.

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Here are two options for you

by pat In reply to Hre ya go...

I've seen inexpensive SBC computers that have mini-PCI slots for radios that support USB and run linux.

Check out the Mikrotik RouterBoard and Soekris boards. I think they run less than $100, some of the Mikrotik boards support up to 3 radios.

I'd probably consider the Mikrotik RB230or the Soekris 4826.

The Mikrotik RB230 supports 1 USB in addition to 1 Mini-PCI (http://www.routerboard.com/comparison.html#100Series)

The 4826 has a general purpose interface on a header on the board that can support hard drives (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ipl31/351421705/in/pool-metrix/).

I've used the RB133 and Soekris 4826, with wireless radios as wireless routers, but I have not used USB on one of these myself, although the above referenced literature shows that they do support USB.

They also come loaded with versions of linux.

Please let us know how this works for you.

Peace,
Pat

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