Re: single device to replace ADSL router, WiFi/Ethernet router, SIP router?
Lennart Sorensen wrote:
I'm looking for a single device (to reduce cabling) to replace this:
* it needs to run Debian or have at least some potential to do
that. I don't want to have to deal with any pre-installed OSes,
custom old OpenWRT builds running Linux 2.4 or other stupidity.
* it needs either FXO/FXS ports or some sort of cordless phone
integrated with it.
* it needs to have ADSL2+ support,
* it needs WiFi, preferably something supported by ath5k/ath9k or
* it needs 4 Ethernet ports, speed isn't too important
* it needs to either support coreboot or not be x86 (ARM/MIPS/etc)
* it needs to be unbrickable, via semi-read-only secondary
bootloader or whatever.
* internal SATA or eSATA would be nice so that it has useful
amounts of storage and can be used as a NAS
* a few USB ports would be nice
* some hardware expandability would be nice, miniPCI or whatever
Honestly, that's not realistic. Too weird a combined featureset.
Especially the cordless phone bit.
It's certainly an... interesting featureset. I certainly wouldn't
denigrate it, for the same reason that I don't denigrate the effort that
our ISP (Andrews & Arnold, who design their own hardware when necessary)
is putting into trying to find an efficient single-box solution for IPv6.
Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk
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