Commit 6c57ed37 authored by Michael Murtaugh's avatar Michael Murtaugh

etherblox

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<h1 id="etherbloxx">Etherbloxx</h1>
<h2 id="soc-debian">SoC + Debian</h2>
<p>SoCBloK / RASPIAN / DEBIAN</p>
<p>(aka Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, BeagleBone, OliMex, ) Inexpensive hardware like the Pi's real strength comes from it's use of Linux distrubutions like Raspian (a Pi-specific spin of the Debian distribution), and thus access to a universe of free software available via the <em>dpkg</em> package management system. So on the Micro SD card powering a Pi is a cross section of decades of experience, labour and heritage of UNIX and GNU+Linux.</p>
<h2 id="openwrt">OpenWRT</h2>
<p>Block varieties: TP-LINK 3020, Alfa AP121</p>
<p>While networking tasks could be handled by a SoCBlok like a Raspberry Pi, the hardware of a device built for (wireless) networking tends to be more performant and scalable to a larger number of users. Plus the OpenWRT ecosystem is itself an interesting one with a package manager (<em>OPKG</em>) giving access to a variety of tasks specific to routing and networking.</p>
<h2 id="switchhub">Switch/Hub</h2>
<p>A switch or hub acts as a node to join many device together on a wired network. (8022.11n 150MB/s, CAT5 = 1Gb/s) Wired networks offer a maxium speed that's typically 10 times that of a wireless connection and are more stable, operate with less power consumption and produce signficantly less electro-magnetic radiation.</p>
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Etherbloxx
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SoC + Debian
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SoCBloK / RASPIAN / DEBIAN
(aka Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, BeagleBone, OliMex, )
Inexpensive hardware like the Pi's real strength comes from it's use of Linux distrubutions like Raspian (a Pi-specific spin of the Debian distribution), and thus access to a universe of free software available via the *dpkg* package management system. So on the Micro SD card powering a Pi is a cross section of decades of experience, labour and heritage of UNIX and GNU+Linux.
OpenWRT
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Block varieties: TP-LINK 3020, Alfa AP121
While networking tasks could be handled by a SoCBlok like a Raspberry Pi, the hardware of a device built for (wireless) networking tends to be more performant and scalable to a larger number of users. Plus the OpenWRT ecosystem is itself an interesting one with a package manager (*OPKG*) giving access to a variety of tasks specific to routing and networking.
Switch/Hub
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A switch or hub acts as a node to join many device together on a wired network. (8022.11n 150MB/s, CAT5 = 1Gb/s) Wired networks offer a maxium speed that's typically 10 times that of a wireless connection and are more stable, operate with less power consumption and produce signficantly less electro-magnetic radiation.
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