[linux-elitists] Linksys router and GPIO or serial port?

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer@linuxquebec.com
Wed Jun 2 11:19:41 PDT 2004


Jim Richardson wrote:
> As it stands, if your landline goes down, say, lightning takes out the
> pole by your house, you're screwed until the phone co comes out and
> fixes it. That's the nature of a hub and spoke system like POTS.
> However, with sufficient wireless coverage, if your box dies, your
> neighbors box is close enough for you to piggy back on. That's the
> nature of an overlapping cell system.

<nitpicking>If lightning take out the pole by your house, you are 
probably out of power too.  That most probably mean inoperative WiFi 
equipement, unless you had the foresight to get a UPS or some way to 
power your rig with battery.</nitpicking>
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