[K12OSN] pxe wifi k12ltsp

Barry Cisna cisna-barry at wc235.k12.il.us
Thu Dec 8 13:25:48 UTC 2011

Hello All,

Call me nuts.
Has anyone thought of any ideas on integrating pxe into either the bios
of a TC mobo to interface with the onboard wifi chip or possibly an usb
wifi dongle and dump pxe firmware onto it?
I would think someone smarter than I have thought of this
Here is what my insane idea is:

1) wifi firmware that on boot searches for any open AP then
transparently connects to 'strongest signal' AP.
1a) at this point the wifi interface has obtained a valid ip for the
2) once connected to an ip address the pxe boot standard kicks in.
3) k12ltsp boots as though it is wired 

#4) The above could be a boot sequence option for example in the bios
setup.Possibly labeled ' wifi/pxe' boot,,,:)

I know everyone will say wireless TC's will be a slug,but it does seem
that this scenario should be possible,for someone that is familiar with
hacking bios/firmware images. This is of course AFTER spending countless
hours and all nighters making it actually happen.
Flame suit on...


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