[Battlemesh] What hardware still works?

Paul Gardner-Stephen paul at servalproject.org
Mon Mar 14 14:06:05 CET 2016


On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 11:13 PM, Valent Turkovic <valent at otvorenamreza.org>

> On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 2:41 AM, Paul Gardner-Stephen <
> paul at servalproject.org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> We are interested in joining the conversation with them to find an
>> alternative platform for use in our Mesh Extender devices, instead of the
>> TP-LINK devices.  I suspect that anything that is useful for us, will also
>> likely be useful for the community more generally.  One of the things we
>> would love to see is a router with a large on-board secondary flash
>> storage, instead of having to hang storage off the USB2 port, which apart
>> from anything else consumes quite a lot of power.
>> Paul.
> What it the price point at which you would go for? Would you go for board
> that is 3x the price of TP-LINK board is it was open hardware and certified
> with FCC?

Unsure. Our humanitarian driven use-cases are somewhat price sensitive.  If
the cheapest compliant device was around US$100 instead of US$20 - $30,
then we would probably be forced to look at making our own devices
(although we don't have the money for doing this at the moment).


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