[OZAPRS] Plug computer

Gavin Rogers grogers at vk6hgr.echidna.id.au
Fri Dec 11 13:54:35 EST 2009

Tony Hunt wrote:
> I wonder if you could use this to create a remote low powered Igate ? I 
> bet you could. These are $99 US ..

I bought a Buffalo wireless router from Retravision for all of $45. Many 
802.11 wireless routers based on a Broadcom chipsets will run an 
embedded Linux distribution like OpenWRT. OpenWRT has a prepackaged 
APRS-IS server and most of these boards give you at least 1 serial port.

If you have an available wireless or Ethernet Internet connection 
available, then presto, you have yourself an APRS-IS server.

If you want to use a USB 3G modem, then many of the NAS devices out 
there run Linux and have USB support. Check out http://www.openwrt.org/

I haven't tested this setup yet (building the MAX232 circuit to 
interface to the router's TTL serial port) but I don't anticipate any 
major roadblocks so far.


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