[Battlemesh] Open Router Alternatives (Was: Chilling effect - Lockdown (FCC/EU))

Benjamin Henrion zoobab at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 11:44:44 CET 2016

On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 11:43 AM, Linus L├╝ssing
<linus.luessing at c0d3.blue> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 10:44:34AM +0100, Bastian Bittorf wrote:
>> generally speaking we need an OpenHardware design
>> for indoor 2.4/5GHz and outdoor 2.4 and outdoor 5GHz
>> with "standard" antenna connectors (RP-SMA/N)
> Was posted on the Freifunk WLANware mailinglist some months ago,
> a promising crowd-funded, open router:
> https://omnia.turris.cz/en/
>> so first there is an design needed and so we need
>> to crowdfound the developement of the open design
>> and the approval (FCC and EU).
> For the Omnia Turris, no FCC/ETSI approval needed: The board
> itself has no radios but miniPCIe slots instead :).
> Unfortunately, they are more expensive of course... with two
> miniPCIe radio cards and a case they would cost about 150 USD.
> So "economically speaking", you can build maybe only five
> to seven times smaller community mesh networks as compared to
> ~20 USD routers.

It is a step back of 10 years.

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