FON supporting mesh ?
bert at freudenbergs.de
Tue Apr 21 17:29:33 EDT 2009
On 21.04.2009, at 23:22, Peter Robinson wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 10:15 PM, Chris Ball <cjb at laptop.org> wrote:
>> > Anybody know anything more about the mesh support in the latest
>> > FON router ? It is supposedly compatible with OLPC's mesh !
>> Looking at the http://wiki.fon.com/wiki/La_Fonera_2.0 OLPC plugin
>> tarball, it does this using libertas/usb8xxx and the firmware we
>> redistribute, so it wouldn't be surprising that it's compatible.
>> I don't understand what chipset they're shipping that can use that
>> firmware, though -- it'd have to be the 8388, but the same page says
>> Fon 2.0 uses an Atheros NIC. I think maybe they're suggesting it'll
>> work if you plug a USB 8388 part in..
> It seems that way from their blog
In the comments:
Q: where can i find this marvell wifi dongle? I googled…but i only see
it being mentioned on laptop.org
A: laptop.org is the place, but maybe other manufacturer use that chip
So the Active Antenna it is, apparently.
- Bert -
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