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  • oibaf
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    FSF is not to blame here, the real problem is that most hardware today requires blobs to work...

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  • FireBurn
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    Knowing the FSF they probably don't endorse any wifi adapters to use with it though...

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  • Espionage724
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    I imagine this isn't a serious router for in-home use. I have a similar mini-router (might actually be a GL-AR300M iirc), and use it for when I'm out-of-house and need to share some kind of restricted connection. In the case of the 10/100 LAN; I don't have any reason to use the LAN in my usage.

    Generally, I power it via USB, connect to the mini-router over wireless, go to it's wireless config page, connect the mini-router to the restrictive wireless, do whatever is needed for connectivity (usually some kind of portal page), and then connect any other devices I want to the mini-router.

    I picked up such a router from some sale for $13 thinking it'd be useless, but it's actually been very useful in a few situations.

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  • Grogan
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    10/100 LAN... if I was going to buy a new router, it would certainly have to be gigabit ethernet and generally would have to be beefier than that in just about every way. That's mickey mouse, and a lot of money for it.

    "$64... but it can go up if... software upgrade before shipping" <--- I'm torn between laughter, anger and pity.

    I am sorry, but such a noble certification (I mean that sincerely) does not make that a good purchase.

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  • r08z
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    That router looks sexy - and respects my freedoms? Take my money!

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  • tildearrow
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    Free Software Foundation: Endorsing Ancient Hardware, Always.

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  • The Free Software Foundation Endorses First Router In 3 Years - But It's 10/100 + 802.11n WiFi

    Phoronix: The Free Software Foundation Endorses First Router In 3 Years - But It's 10/100 + 802.11n WiFi

    If looking for a new WiFi router to go with the RYF-pending, 802.11n-based Purism Librem 5 or just want a wireless network as libre as possible, the Free Software Foundation has announced an 802.11n WiFi router now available that respects the user's freedoms...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...1n-WiFi-Router
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