Subject: Re: Embeded product to build a wireless access point
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
From: Gilad Rom <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 03/22/2005 13:09:56
Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> Hi
> I'm looking for an embedded product to build a NetBSD based wireless
> access point.  I gave a try to soekris boxes, but they are not
> fully 802.3af compliant and they don't work with the PoE switches
> I already have. The horsepower is also rather disapointing: the box
> cannot handle full bandwidth.
> Any suggestions? I want a small box with at least one 802.3af
> compliant ethernet port, a slot (PCMCIA, mini PCI or plain PCI)
> where I can install a wireless card (or an integrated wireless
> card), and of course a serial port. For the flash, 16 MB soldered
> will be enough for me. I don't care about the processor.

If it's horsepower you're after, Give the AMD Au1500 a try.
Im not sure about PoE, but it has everything and it is
VERY robust (Yesterday I benchmarked 100Mbps throughput
using Embedded Linux in bridge mode between the two Ethernet