[wsfii-discuss] Re: [fsc04news] Boycott Linksys WRT54G and Switch
to Netgear WGT634U
julian at informal.org.uk
Tue Nov 22 12:15:38 GMT 2005
On Tue, Nov 22, 2005 at 12:26:21PM +0100, Fred Pook wrote:
> Hi All,The trouble with the new v5 WRT54G is getting worse. Here in
> India theLinksys dealers are sending v5 and after complains do not
> have analternative to replace them.I am visiting the community
> wireless project here in the mountains ofDharamsala at the moment
> and the project founder Yahel mentioned thismuch better engineered
> and feature rich little box, the Linksys WGT634U.
> Its OS is Open Source, see:http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/n101238.asp
> It seems to run LEAF (Linux Embedded Appliance Firewall):http://leaf.sourceforge.net/index.php?menu=1
> It has an Atheros Mini-PCI and a USB2 port and openWRT is running, see:http://wiki.openwrt.org/OpenWrtDocs/Hardware/Netgear/WGT634U
> The USB port makes it possible to add a second Wi-Fi radio from aninexpensive USB wi-fi dongle and the double radio mesh box is nowreality, as Yahel has field-proven in Dharamsala here.
> Prices for the WGT634U are dropping fast, I found $65 in the US, ?79.50 in Germany and 65 pound in UK.
> So lets drop this foolish Linksys company and switch...
> Ciao,Fred Pook (now renamed FreddyLa in Tibetan)
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