[nycbug-talk] MIPS boards

Charles Sprickman spork at bway.net
Thu Nov 5 22:10:51 EST 2009

On Thu, 5 Nov 2009, George Rosamond wrote:

> At last night's meeting, GNN mentioned the RouterStation Pro from
> Ubiquiti as his testing box for FBSD's MIPS build.
> This is the model. .. a mere $79:
> http://www.ubnt.com/products/rspro.php

Mikrotik is in the same space as Ubiqiti - almost exclusively WISP users. 
They have a good deal of hardware and I believe most of it is MIPS:


I ended up looking at them last night after digging around for some cheap 
switches for building internet access - wanted something that I could 
power by PoE to avoid getting electricians involved.  Found that nifty 
9-port model and started thinking about how neat it would be to have QoS, 
NAT and firewalling right at the edge like that.  Cheap stuff...


> It would be good for a bunch of us to start playing with these in prep
> for a 2010 meeting on it.  And use the talk list to provide any input
> about it, install processes, etc.
> And it should go without saying, NetBSD (Open also?) support is also
> part of this discussion. . .
> Oh, and thanks again to GNN for the meeting.
> George
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