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by samcrawford
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: another UK "alternative" to the pi
Replies: 47
Views: 18511

Re: another UK "alternative" to the pi

<t>For those who don't require the video output and just want a tiny, cheap, networked Linux box then I might suggest trying the TP-Link TL-WR703N and flashing it with OpenWrt. This device *still* isn't available in the UK it seems, but can be ordered from volumerates and a few others for ~$23 deliv...
by samcrawford
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sales date?
Replies: 131
Views: 46385

Re: sales date?

netomx said:

I am ready Have a 4GB SD ready, 1 HDMI cable, and a 12V voltage

Then you've got 7V too many!
by samcrawford
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: In-line Sniffer?
Replies: 27
Views: 19751

Re: In-line Sniffer?

<r>Another alternative would be to look at a cheap router that supports OpenWrt (and therefore tcpdump), run this as a bridge (between LAN and WAN, so no routing), and then sniff packets on the WAN port. Many of these devices have USB and can be found for under $50.<br/> <br/> If I had the same goal...
by samcrawford
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Alternative to Pi for a NAS/Torrent/Web server ?
Replies: 11
Views: 4916

Re: Alternative to Pi for a NAS/Torrent/Web server ?

<t>At the super-cheap end of the scale you could look at the TP-Link TL-WR703N. It's not available in the UK yet, but you can order it from Hong Kong for about 20 USD. It's entirely Atheros based and is supported by OpenWRT.<br/> <br/> It's probably the closest thing I've found to the Raspberry Pi, ...
by samcrawford
Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3615
Views: 165934

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Hello,<br/> <br/> I'm Sam and I run a small UK-based company called SamKnows. We provide broadband performance benchmarking services to telecoms regulators (Ofcom, FCC, etc) and ISPs worldwide. We differentiate ourselves from others by doing it in hardware devices that we send to volunteers (I wo...
by samcrawford
Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data Transfer Performance Figures
Replies: 42
Views: 5260

Re: Data Transfer Performance Figures


Thanks for the results, most interesting.

Could I also ask you to perhaps run a throughput test over the Ethernet interface? iperf would probably be the most suitable tool for this task.



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