wire(less)router under 100E - that we can run FreeBSD on? (Re: projects for wrt54gl)

pete wright nomadlogic at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 00:58:39 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 11:40 PM, Max Laier <max at love2party.net> wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 September 2008 08:06:57 Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:
>> On Mon, 18 Aug 2008 14:47:18 +0200
>> Max Laier <max at love2party.net> wrote:
>> > On Monday 18 August 2008 13:59:21 Angus Robinson wrote:
>> > > Not to sure if this list caters this. I have a linksys wrt54gl
>> > > wireless router (the cisco open source AP) and would like to know
>> > > if there is a *BSD projects out there for this AP (i know there are
>> > > a few linux ones), or if IPFW2 can be sucessfully compiled on
>> > > linux. I have had a look on google with not much sucess. Sorry if
>> > > this is the wrong list.
>> > >
>> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G_series
>> >
>> > This is powered by a MIPS based SoC.  The FreeBSD/mips port is not
>> > ready for prime time, yet ... but the wrt54gXX should be a possible
>> > target once it is. NetBSD has a mips32 port, but it seems that there
>> > are boot problems with the wrt54
>> >
>> > As of now, it seems that *BSD is a no-go on this device - sorry.
>> Are you or anyone else aware of an equivalent product - wire(less)
>> router under 100E - that we can run FreeBSD on?
>> We're using quite a few wrt54gl for very small networks and I'd really
>> love a bit more flexibility when it comes to firewall for the same
>> money.
> I'm not.  However, you can pick up PcEngiens WRAP (discontinued) and ALIX
> based solutions for just about 100E.  There might be some ARM based solutions
> out there, I'm not aware of, though.  In addition, there should be a rise in
> Intel Atom based boards in the next few months which can certainly provide a
> quite powerful solution for <100$.

soekris+pfsense/m0n0wall seem to work well for may people (i've used
m0n0wall and OpenBSD on these systems with great success).



Pete Wright
NYC's *BSD User Group

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