[MLB-WIRELESS] Zebra/OSPF on hardware APs
tparker at netspace.net.au
Sun Feb 9 10:24:29 EST 2003
I'm also looking at this (to run an AP as an adhoc bridge). I've got a SMC
2632W - all the models that will run linux are obsolete.
There APs can barely run linux though, I doubt they would have the guts to
run zebra (14 bogomips I think). There is barely enough flash (1M?) for a
kernel and a few config programs. The also have only 8M of RAM.
To convert them to linux requires a very expensive PCMCIA flash/sram card
(~$US65, plus shipping). I'm working on a PCB to allow normal plcc flash
chips to be used. I'm also working on upgrading the memory since the PCB
has room for a further 8M of DRAM.
Tom Parker tparker at netspace.net.au
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> From: owner-melbwireless at wireless.org.au
> [mailto:owner-melbwireless at wireless.org.au]On Behalf Of Clae
> Sent: Saturday, 8 February 2003 7:39 PM
> To: melbwireless at wireless.org.au
> Subject: Re: [MLB-WIRELESS] Zebra/OSPF on hardware APs
> >The only ap's i know that can be flashed ot run the linux kernel are no
> >longer being prodiced and they weren't very good anyway. Do you
> know of any
> >ap's that will run linux and where i can get one?
> The original Apple Airport Base Stations can, I don't know about the
> new Airport Extreme (802.11g) version. The original is just a 486
> single board computer with an Orinoco PCMCIA card on board. And $$$
> worth of funky industrial design in the shell.
> There are others around, I'm hoping someone else on the list will
> pipe up with some model names.
> I'm looking for the lowest power drain I can find. If you can tell
> me the names of the ones you are thinking of, I would consider buying
> them second hand.
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