Idea: WiFi to GPRS gateway

michael at michael at
Thu Dec 28 00:09:39 CET 2006

On Wed, 27 Dec 2006, Joel Newkirk wrote:

> Gabriel Ambuehl wrote:
> I've used a Zaurus before as a wifi-to-gprs gateway, when my DSL was
> down for a few days.  It is trivial to set up, actually.  (I was using
> Zaurus with two different CF wifi cards, Socket and Ambicom, in AP mode
> OR client mode with zaurus as default gateway on wireless AP, and using
> GPRS over IRDA)  Compile Netfilter modules for the kernel to support
> NAT, packet forwarding, firewalling, etc.  (I would hope that even if
> not bundled with the unit, every kernel module possible would be built
> and available to install)
> This should be suitable as well via USB networking... Not useful in the
> same situations, perhaps, but nevertheless useful.  Justification for
> ensuring that iptable_nat and related modules are made available.

Useful especially if you have a USB wifi adapter...

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