Where can I get hardware like the WRT54G internal components

Discussion in 'Modding Forum' started by confed16, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. confed16

    confed16 Guest


    I have a somewhat odd question, and I may have posted it in the wrong forum.

    I am looking for hardware similar to the WRT54G. I need linux based, low power basic hardware with one to two wireless cards and one ethernet port. This will be for possible resell after modification so obviously using an actual WRT54G wouldn't work. It needs to be fairly small in size, with the ability to fit in a 4" x 4" box.

    Any thoughts on where I could procure something like this?

    Thank you!
  2. xrattiracer

    xrattiracer Network Guru Member

    there are various single board computers out there, ranging from 386 up to nearly modern day processors.
    unfortunately the smallest common form factor, PC104, wont fit in a 4"x4" box, so youre probably gonna hafta change your design paramaters a bit. and they are considerably more expensive than the WRT.
  3. ciper

    ciper Network Guru Member

    The absolute smallest I know of is Nano ITX form facter. Its 4 3/4 inch length and width for the board alone and you need a power supply still. Ive never seen one personally but supposedly they can run upto 1ghz without a fan! It has a max of 1gb of memory that is shared with onboard video. On board USB and ethernet could mean using a USB adapter with an external antenna (think apple base stations that used the orinico pcmcia cards).

    Here is the first link I found on google. They are very new so I dont even know where you can buy them. http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/mainboards/display/20040319044017.html

    The pc104 that xrattiracer mentions is listed on wikipedia with the following information "the standard size of boards complying to the form factor is 3.55 × 3.775 inches"
  4. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Take a look at the routerboard 532, sounds like what you want.
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