On 18 Jan 2014, at 15:39, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson(a)gmail.com>
> On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 4:18 PM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm(a)htt-consult.com> wrote:
>> On 12/29/2013 05:18 PM, Tim Fletcher wrote:
>>> On 29/12/13 10:07, Peter Robinson wrote:
>>> On 29 Dec 2013 07:07, "Ronald" <ronald.gadget(a)gmail.com
>>> <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
>>>> what about getting a wireless router from Dlink, Netgear etc and
>>> hacking such a device? These devices are like 50$?
>>> Those $50 devices are generally MIPS, with 32mb of ram and a single
>>> 100mb port, if your lucky the switch chip might do vlans.
>> A quick look over the OpenWRT wiki shows this as only arm based option
>> with 4 ports.
>> There are much more powerful MIPS systems such as the new C7 Archer based
>> systems like this: http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wdr7500
> Well I learned something.
> DON'T get a wnr854t; turns out they have real power problems:
> I am working with the ebay seller on a rma. :(
> after a lot of advice at openwrt, I am going with the tp-wdr3600.
> I have learned a lot about the LAN port design on these boxes, and how
> really the SCO has only one or two ethernet ports; all the rest is done with
> fancy drivers to handle each separately. See
for how linksys did it. It would
> be nice to see such designs implemented and supported for arm.
Yes, most cheap routers have a cheap 5-6 port switch chip, that in
some cases can do vlans when configured via something like GPIO, but
the actual router itself only has a single ethernet port.
Most of the modern routers have 2 Ethernet interfaces, normal setup is one dedicated
wan/internet port and 1 internal port with a basic switch chip on it.
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