[olug] What year did you do this: "embedded Linux wireless router"

Matthew G. Marsh olug4mgm at paktronix.com
Tue Oct 26 02:15:50 UTC 2010

Paul Greunke - who some of you may remember as my alter ego at Paktronix 
back in the 90s and early 00s sent me the quoted email below. Check out 
the link first. I will be lending my support to this as I did have 
wireless support in PakSecured back in 1998.


LinuxWorld 1998 - Tom Davis took us to Frys and we purchased the Wavelan 
cards which I still have. So we had it running in spring or summer of 
1998. Wavelan predated 802.11b they were not even real 802.11 anything - 
mostly proprietary. about 1 meg a second as I recall but we only ever got 
a few hundred kb - still amazing to sit on the porch and connect.

Sad but true that the world is becoming a patent troll paradise...

On Fri, 22 Oct 2010, Paul Greunke wrote:

> Who invented the embedded Linux based wireless router?


> Original author of "Arlan Wireless Howto" deposed because of patent
> #7035281, filed September 13, 2000.
> Wan't this a feature of PakSecured Linux prior to 9/13/2000??? Just
> thinking about those 11b cards we had.


Matthew G. Marsh
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