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[aprssig] IP Based Modems (TNCs)

Curt Mills archer at eskimo.com
Mon Dec 12 17:47:20 UTC 2005


On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, Wolf Hoeller wrote:

> Imagine the following: A peace of WRT54gs and a NSLU2 linked together via LAN, 
> both running Linux are a small and cheap broadband packet-radio node with a 
> webcam (via USB to the NSLU2). It can be solar powered from a small 
> panel ....
> 
> Sorry, but I think we are a little bit off topic on this aprs-list ;-)

Nope.  Entirely on-topic!  You mentioned AX.25 and TNC in a few
places, plus devices like the WRT54G(S) and NSLU2 could be the
future of packet and/or APRS for fixed nodes.  They're more open
than many alternatives, plus cost less.  I have one WRT54GS running
here (as a normal 802.11G router) plus another still shrink-wrapped
in the box that is destined for mods and open firmware.

I did hear something recently about the latest WRT54GS boxes
changing their firmware (perhaps hardware too?), so if interested in
this stuff, research which models will accept the open firmware
before you buy.

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