[K12OSN] Wireless TC assistance

Kent Schumacher kent at structural-wood.com
Mon Jan 16 19:17:30 UTC 2012

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.

On 01/16/2012 01:12 PM, Support list for open source software in 
schools. wrote:
> That would work, putting the boot parts and minimal os on a usb stick
> then connecting  to ltsp for users but that stops  being ltsp
> alltogether. Ltsp just isnt wireless able for a simple reason no pxe in
> wireless cards, and i doubt there will ever be. Anyway cabling allows
> for usable fast gigabit clients and its not the end of the world to rely
> on cabling
> On Jan 14, 2012 6:26 PM, "Sergio Chaves" <sergio.chaves at gmail.com
> <mailto:sergio.chaves at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Barry,
>     I downloaded this file from the Ubuntu list long ago.
>     I never tried it myself but others report that have had success with it.
>     Maybe with a little tweak you can make it work :-)
>     Please let us know if you can make it work in K12
>     Sergio
>     On 01/14/2012 08:37 AM, Barry R Cisna wrote:
>         Hello All,
>         Does anyone on list here know of,and have tried any minimal
>         linux distro
>         that merely will boot a tc for example search for any available
>         open AP,
>         connect ,and then continue to boot to serverxyz as specified in the
>         config?
>         I have posted this before but no real "this works out of the box'
>         responses. At this point in order to use k12linux/k12ltsp I have
>         to have
>         wireless a possible even if throughput will be marginal. Without
>         this in
>         a school setting I feel k12linux/k12ltsp is not a viable/possible
>         alternative.
>         I was hoping someone at this point(much smarter than I) would
>         have been
>         able to dump some minimal boot code,even into a bios ,on top of
>         pxe, to
>         make this happen,,as an option in bios settings of the TC for
>         example.
>         After having messed a few minutes with an NComputing TC this is
>         basically what they use, albeit to a wired network to come up to a
>         splash screen to set the server you would like to connect to. I
>         guess
>         very much the same as k12linux/k12ltsp, bottom line ,only at
>         bios level.
>         We do have several TC's that I can burn a minimal ' wireless bootup
>         distro' onto SD cards to test with.
>         Thank You,
>         Barry
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