mike at jellydonut.org
Wed Apr 14 21:25:10 UTC 2010
On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 3:57 PM, Iwan Aucamp <aucampia at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm looking for a device which I intend to use as a wireless router - and
> would like to load either bsd or linux on - with at least following: 1xusb,
> 2xethernet, 2xmini-pci(e).
> I found this :
> A bit pricey for what you get - but quite reasonable - would likely be
> cheaper if it was for mass market - think they maybe sell 100 a year if
> I have looked also at:
> - routerboard : mikrotik doesn't really want to help people to load other
> OS on it - and it's a mission from what i've seen to do it
> - alix : a bit slow - and I don't really like the amd geode (seems like its
> not really made for router applications)
> - routerstation pro : probably best option price wise - but a bit more
> power would be nice - and board layout is bit awkward.
> Any other ideas ?
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I don't know what's wrong with the ALIX platform in this case. I've
got one running a custom build of FreeBSD 8 on a 32MB CompactFlash
(not NanoBSD but my own cut-down build) as a wireless router with 3
LAN and 1 MiniPCI. It works extremely well and I can max-out my 12MB
cable connection before I get anywhere close to hitting a CPU limit on
the device (I've got one of the older LX700 models, not the LX800 that
only seems to be available now). It works very well as a wireless
router platform in a moderately-inexpensive price point, and has an
onboard glxsb crypto accelerator for AES-128 IPSec.
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