[kwlug-disc] OpenWRT / 802.11n / USB / SD / GB - MAC filtering wi-fi side specific?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Jan 15 15:44:17 EST 2010


Agreed. I'm in.

I believe the Ubiquity RouterStation Pro 
(http://www.ubnt.com/products/rspro.php) is the box, given its 
flexibility, but it's not local. So what. I'm guessing Cedric bought 
http://www.ubnt.com/airview/, given his presentation, so he already 
understands the lines of supply to Ubiquity.

It's their product line that confuses me, and that this is a bare 
board with multiple mini-pci slots. But I expect sufficient expertise 
is around to grok this. And put a cover on it.

It wouldn't surprise me if we could sell this (via Cedric / John?). As 
you say Bob, it's a matter of local expertise, and having the product 
in hand. Any SMB/SOHO could use one, we could all use one. Especially 
if it relayed current wi-fi. i.e. Facilities could use it to provide 
wi-fi internet access to the public while keeping their own internal 
networks secure - with one (black) box.

Why? Because it's nails the current need to the floor for a good long 
while - fire and forget. We're all tired of waiting for the latest 
hardware to solve this problem and be done with it. It's taken way, 
way, to much eye space and time.

Anyone else interested?

Robert P. J. Day wrote, On 01/15/2010 10:21 AM:
> On Fri, 15 Jan 2010, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
>>         every so often, i look around to see if there's a new,
>>       openwrt-ideal
>>       router out there.  and by openwrt-ideal, i mean:
>>
>>        * runs the latest version of openwrt with a 2.6 kernel
>>        * at least one USB 2.0 port (preferably two)
>>        * supports the graphical (luci) interface
>>        * etc, etc, you get the idea.
>>
>> Me too ... the development is behind the new models available at the
>> large stores.
>>
>> Graphical interface is not a must for me. Command line or web based
>> is fine.
>>
>> But to add to the list:
>>
>> * Wireless N support.
> 
>   i actually had tossed that in under the "etc, etc" part. :-)  but if
> someone identifies such a router that's locally available, how about a
> kwlug project for a few people to each buy one, and then have the
> locals document the crap out of it and put that up at the kwlug site
> so others can do the same?
> 
>   from my experiences with the openwrt list, the biggest drawback for
> beginners to get into openwrt is:
> 
>   * deciding which router to buy, then
>   * learning the hard way that that router has some deficiencies
> 
> if enough kwlug people can agree on a particular router that would
> seem to fit most peoples' needs, we can collectively document exactly
> how to get it running out of the box, at which point a *lot* more
> people should be able to follow along.
> 
>   it's just a thought.




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