[K12OSN] Wireless TC assistance

Jeff Siddall news at siddall.name
Wed Feb 8 02:55:01 UTC 2012

On 01/16/2012 02:17 PM, Kent Schumacher wrote:
> For what it's worth, I've played around with hooking a terminal to a
> wireless bridge. I was able to achieve a usable wireless LTSP terminal
> in that configuration. As I remember it, it wasn't too bad to use from a
> speed perspective.
> Back then a bridge cost $80 and was about the size of two decks of cards
> - I have no idea what a bridge would look like or cost today.

I decided to try to build my own custom wireless client.  I am taking a 
relatively inexpensive ($30) Asus wireless N router that runs DD-WRT and 
am attempting to make it a wireless client that also runs OpenVPN to 
secure the attached _wired_ thin client.  That way I can use a standard 
wired PXE thin client/server setup and securely connect anywhere I have 
fast enough wireless access (theoretically it could even work at 

Of course this is highly dependent on getting client mode + OpenVPN + 
the require DHCP stuff all working over a NATed VPN connection.  I sorta 
doubt it will work but I will report back what I find.

Plan B is that DD-WRT does support a wireless bridge mode and that will 
almost certainly work.


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