Carla Schroder on Tiny WAP Linuxes

by Bruce Stewart

O'Reilly's Linux DevCenter has an interesting post today by Carla Schroder about her experiences putting together homemade wireless access points.

Building your own wireless access point, or router, or firewall using Linux and a single-board computer is fun, with the usual bonus of having complete control over your stuff. There are kazillions of tiny Linuxes- which one should you try?

My latest fun has been replacing those little blue consumer boxes with real homegrown wireless access points and routers. Yes, cheap n quick is nice, but reliability and configurability are even nicer.

If you like to put things like this together or have been wondering abut the trade-off's of the various "tiny" Linux distos, you should definitely go give Carla's post a read.