[kwlug-disc] Crashing wireless routers

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun May 18 23:21:54 EDT 2014

On 14-05-18 10:14 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> On Sun, May 18, 2014 at 9:06 PM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
> Having a PC on all the time wastes energy, and it is more failure prone
> with moving parts (fans, disks, ...etc.). A tiny always on low power all
> solid state device such as an OpenWRT device is more suitable for this.

Failure prone? Not my experience, my boxes have all outlasted every 
other device I have. Wastes energy? Depends what you're using them for / 
what you want out of them. Multiple separate distinct learning curve and 
configurable devices is not necessarily more suitable. YMMV.

My time is worth more to me than the cost per month in electricity, 
which is negligible.

> You can definitely copy your old DHCP configuration from OpenWRT to OpenWRT

You're assuming OpenWRT from and to.

My statement was for proprietary from and to, especially when the new 
one is different than the old, and you can't just restore the other 
vendor's configuration.

For the learning curve I've had to go through, for interest's sake, in 
OpenWRT, and re-facing that curve each time I touch it, I'd stay stock, 
plunk the settings in, and get on with my day. When the internet is 
down, you want it back as quickly as possible, not be faced with trying 
to remember how to do things - let alone the documentation you need is 
on the web you can't get to. Again, YMMV.

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