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

Joe Wennechuk youcanreachmehere at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 16 08:12:35 EST 2010

I think I know where I can get some(10) cheap netbooks with 10.1' touch screens; I can't remember the brand/ Specs at present. Don down at E-Waste got some donated to him, and is having trouble getting them going again as netbooks. I think he might be inclined to piece them out. I'm positive that with a little tweaking this could be used with a router board, radio, and antenna in a more compact configuration for this project.

Joseph Wennechuk


> Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 02:34:09 -0500
> From: rpjday at crashcourse.ca
> To: kwlug-disc at kwlug.org
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] OpenWRT / 802.11n / USB / SD / GB - MAC filtering wi-fi side specific?
> On Fri, 15 Jan 2010, unsolicited wrote:
> > Yep.
> >
> > You want the functionality, you want the capability, you want the
> > commercial quality (5km outside range), you're not going to get
> > factory direct prices.
> >
> > The public retail market will never deliver this. You will never buy
> > all of this from Best Buy.
> >
> > $200 to make the problem go away is peanuts. If we're lucky, that's
> > $200 CDN.
> >
> > Slap a waterproof cover on this, and you've got building to
> > building.
> >
> > Not that I care about the commercial possibilities of this (but I'd
> > gladly help people out to do so) - I just want the issue put to bed.
> >
> > What's our time worth to keep waiting and searching and looking and ...
>   i was originally going to say that the ubiquity rs pro sort of
> violated the spirit of my original proposal, in that i was asking for
> something ready to go off the shelf so that beginners could follow
> along conveniently, but the longer i think about it, the more i think
> this is a more worthwhile "project".
>   there's already ongoing discussions about openwrt on the rs pro:
> http://www.google.ca/#hl=en&q=ubiquity+routerstation+pro+openwrt&meta=&aq=f&oq=ubiquity+routerstation+pro+openwrt&fp=26d36933b55c2ab7
> as well as places that sell full kits:
> http://www.netgate.com/product_info.php?products_id=812
>   what's necessary to make this worth doing as a "community" project
> is that it be fully documented, from end to end.  the biggest drawback
> i've seen with the documentation for various routers at the openwrt
> web site is that they're trying to document so many routers that few
> of them are ever documented *completely*.  and it takes only a single
> glitch in the installation and configuration to leave a newbie
> frustrated and stuck with a non-functioning router, not knowing what
> to do next.
>   if folks decide that the rs pro is the way to go, the very first
> thing to confirm is where to get all the parts.  a good web page
> writeup would give instructions as to where to order from, the part
> number(s) and how much it will eventually cost before it shows up at
> your door.  that's the level of detail i'm talking about.  but by the
> time we're done, anyone should be able to follow the directions and
> end up with a functioning wireless router.
>   so, i'm certainly game for this, even if it's a somewhat pricier
> option, because i think the end result will be worth it.  thoughts?
> rday
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