Re: single device to replace ADSL router, WiFi/Ethernet router, SIP router?
Interesting question. I'm also interested in what devices come out of
On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 7:15 AM, Paul Wise <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm looking for a way to replace my current home network infrastructure
> with a single device running Debian. I currently have these devices:
[SNIP: Siemens SpeedStream 4200, Netgear WGR614L, Minitar MVA11A, old
Panasonic cordless phone]
> I'm looking for a single device (to reduce cabling) to replace this:
Are you looking for embedded device or PC-style (mainboard with
extension cards) solution.
> * 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.
OpenWRT would be my choice for embedded devices. I currently run 2.6
kernel on 2 WRT54G devices (as AP) and have no issues.
> * it needs either FXO/FXS ports or some sort of cordless phone
> integrated with it.
There are WiFi SIP phones out there. With a SIP provider there is no
need for any analog connection.
Also some OpenWRT supported devices have FXO/FXS. It's worth wile to
have a look at OpenWRT's table of hardware 
> * it needs to have ADSL2+ support,
The ADSL (PCI-)cards I found all implement a modem with a network
card. The network card is detected by the OS and you manage the ADSL
modem by telnet. Other than the cable there is no advantage.
[SNIP, some more items]
One device I think may be compatible with your list is the AVM
FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN 7170, which is on OpenWRT toh.
My setup is split into multiple boxes, but cabling wise I think it's manageable.
I have a Speedtouch ST780WL in PPPoA to PPTP mode, a PCengines ALIX
board with OpenWRT on CF and a separate switch.
I do not use VoIP.