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[20060810] Poll: Would YOU like to see NetBSD on a Meshcube? Or on an AVM Fritzbox? (Update #2)
Garrett D'Amore has started working on getting NetBSD to support the 4G Access Cube (formerly known as Meshcube), and he's currently running a poll on the port-mips@ list to see if there would be enough interest to prod the manufacturer into sending him hardware to make sure the port works fine.

As I'm looking for something to hold my DSL line (i.e. to run PPPoE) with two ethernets, a USB v2.0 (fast!) port and maybe a harddisk, I'd take one (assuming the Cube can do that... unfortunately their specs are not very clear :-/)

If the hardware sounds sexy to you, be sure to send mail to Garrett!

Updates: First, Martin Husemann has posted a dmesg output of his Meshcube, and some of the caveats of the machine were mentioned: price ($700), USB1.1 only, no connector for second ethernet(!), funky serial connector.

On the brigt side, Garrett also offered to look into getting NetBSD to run on an AVM Fritzbox, and with a price of less than 200EUR for something that has 4* ethernet, USB and WLAN that sounds pretty good. (Not to mention the support for DSL, POTS and ISDN on the SoC, but I doubt NetBSD has any support in that area... yet?). The offer of Garret requires availability of docs (which I am hopeful for the CPU/SoC as well as for some Linux sources to peek at), plus for someone to send him hardware. Any takers for supporthing this thing? I'd throw in 50EUR, drop me (hubertf@NetBSD.org) mail if you want to see NetBSD run on this fine hardware, too!

Update #2: Asking 4G systems about the price of the Meshcube/Accesscube resulted in them telling me that they don't offer the hardware any more. Well, I'd prefer a port to the AVM box anyways. ;))

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[20040504] Meshcube: 7cm^3 MIPS box
So, anyone want to port NetBSD/mips to this meshcube box? 200EUR for a MIPS box sounds pretty decent, and the size is ok too.

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