My dad makes instruments and goes to a lot of festivals. They are typically in the middle of nowhere, without internet. Many vendors still bring notebooks as they provide quick & easy access to many things, but there is no internet. For credit cards, many use their cell phones to make the transaction. My dad wants to get a satellite connection (pure sattelite, no phone), and set up something to offer a wireless hotspot. - Some shows will just pay a flat fee, and have the hotspot open. - Some shows won't pay a fee, and so he'll want to charge to recover some of the cost.
For the open hotspots, a simple wireless router will do. For the charge hotspots, we'd want something a little more flexible. My first thought was 'FreeBSD can do that!'. The trick is that we will be using battery power most of the time. Low power is the key. I'm thinknig sub-20W max power drain worst case, SUB 10-15W is ideal. With that background info, my questions are: 1) Is building a low power computer based on FreeBSD the right way to go? Or would you all recommend something else? What? 2) Does anyone have experience with the GeodeNX or VIA C7 boards available on NewEgg? Heads ups and pointers? 3) Does anyone have experiences with these and a given wireless adaptor, How good/bad is/was it? Thanks, -Jim Stapleton _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"