[MLB-WIRELESS] Meraki Outdoor Nodes

hannah commodore hannah at tinfoilhat.net
Mon Jul 7 17:42:54 EST 2008

Thomas Phillips wrote:
> Not sure if any one else has come upon these, but they look pretty good.
> http://meraki.com/oursolution/hardware/outdoor/spec/
> there little self contained outdoor wifi mesh nodes 200mw output  
> power, and the manufacturer claims up to 8km with a suitable external  
> omni antenna.
> the little 2db omni that is included is rated to a max of 350m outdoors.
> There are 2 models which both appear to be the same hardware, but 
> have  different software included. they sell for $99 US and $199 US, 
> and  this includes everything you need to get going ( poe injector etc)
> Worth a Look
the problem is meraki is built on top of really idealistic opensource 
models, but have recently become corporate asshats. questionably 
legally. they changed their EULA a while back to add:
*3.5 Restrictions on Use.* Meraki Hardware may only be used with Meraki 
Software. Customer agrees not to (i) disassemble or attempt to reverse 
engineer the Meraki Hardware, (ii) remove or erase the Meraki Software 
from the Meraki Hardware, or otherwise try to disable or alter the 
Meraki Software functionality; or (iii) load any other software onto the 
Meraki Hardware.

since it's built on top of openwrt, this may be in violation of the gpl 
or the fair use clauses in many countries.

why not check these ones out instead? they use a really rad portal 
system, which you can chose not to use, and have similar specs in hardware:

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