Build your own Wireless Access Point

This presentation will cover the software, tools, libraries, and configuration files needed to construct an embedded Linux wireless access point. Some of the software available for constructing embedded Linux systems will be discussed, and selection criteria for which tools to use for differing embedded applications will be presented. During the presentation, an embedded Linux wireless access point will be constructed using the Linux kernel, the uClibc C library, BusyBox, the syslinux bootloader, iptables, etc. Emphasis will be placed on the more generic aspects of building an embedded Linux system using BusyBox and uClibc. At the conclusion of the presentation, the presenter will (with luck) boot up the newly constructed wireless access point and demonstrate that it is working perfectly. Source code, build system, cross compilers, and detailed instructions will be made available.


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