[sf-lug] GuruPlug plus

Ehud Kaldor ehud.kaldor at gmail.com
Tue May 3 23:14:29 PDT 2011

thanks, Akkana,
the heating issue does not bother me so much, as i was going to use one plug
to connect to the modem, and the other to have a loose cable, for the times
b43 dies on me. what bothered me more was a thread about the wireless being
very slow, as i was going to use it as my main wireless router.
which leads me back to square 1: i am looking for small form-factor serve
(plug) that i can use as my wireless router. i want to control the
router-ness of it, that is to have it run linux with dhcpd, dns, fw and all
other goodies. if i read correctly, i can install openwrt, and it will take
care of it all.
maybe the solution is to give up in built in wireless and connect it to my
wireless commercial router, and have it act as a router only, like a
repeater, only for a wired server.
sheeva? tonido?


On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 7:48 PM, Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com> wrote:

> Ehud Kaldor writes:
> > in an endeavor to create a white-box server-router, the best match i
> found
> > is the guruplug server plus (
> > http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/p-32-guruplug-server-plus.aspx),
> as
> [ ... ]
> > another unfortunate is that i have not found any other plug with wireless
> > and 2 eth ports.
> If you haven't already, I'd recommend some research on
> plugcomputer.org first -- in particular, threads like this
> http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?PHPSESSID=325598ca0e04296b7166498aae972066&topic=1735.0
> Some people report that using both ethernet ports at the same time
> triggers overheating.  You might also be interested in the more
> general threads there on GuruPlugs and GlobalScale.
> Don't forget to add $40 to the list price of any Globalscale plug,
> since they package their JTAG module as a separate item. You need it
> to talk to the plug over a serial line, and for any kernel or uboot
> upgrade. It's possible to use a plug without a serial cable but it's
> risky -- if you ever make a mistake and lose networking, you're stuck.
>        ...Akkana
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