The WAR board is to Valemount what RB511 is to Mikrotik in that you can only run proprietary software on the hardware but the pro's of this are that the software can get better performance than if using generic x86 platform. Ony thing is that the performance increase with the RB511 over a WRAP isn't anywhere near as good as the performance increase of a WAR over a WRAP.
BTW, the WRAP uses a Geode 266 which is lots slower than a Pentium 266. Cheers, P. -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of David E. Smith Sent: 23 December 2005 15:29 To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Good Backhaul? Ron Wallace wrote: > That is exactly what I needed to hear, regarding the 2 OSs. Now a second > Q, what is the difference between the WRAP and WAR boards? In the good ole > USA these days, a WAR board may take on many definitions. And since the > CIA is monitoring e-mails I'm sure this will 'peak' their interest. And > where are you getting your boards? War violence ECHELON MI-6 Al-Qaeda hatecrime. There, that'll keep the CIA busy for a while. :D The WAR board is a specialized board that Valemount makes; you can get 'em from www.star-os.com. (Depending on how your network is laid out, you might want to wait another couple weeks until they finish the next revision of the software -- there are reports on the StarOS forums that bridging is more-or-less fried at this time.) WAR boards use an... interesting... processor (the Intel IXP 420, which I'd never even heard of before I first saw these boards), which basically means StarVX (their souped-up version of StarOS for this board) is the only thing you can use them for. WRAPs are widely available from your favorite wireless shop. It's basically a tiny Pentium-233. You get more flexibility in what you can run on a WRAP board (it's a standard x86-type processor, so you can run StarOS, RouterOS, heck, MS-DOS, probably even Windows 95 if you work at it), but there's not nearly as much performance there (it's a general-purpose board with an older processor). David Smith MVN.net -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.371 / Virus Database: 267.14.5/212 - Release Date: 23/12/2005 -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.371 / Virus Database: 267.14.5/212 - Release Date: 23/12/2005 -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/