[Freedombox-discuss] Router/DSL modem, Utilite

ST smntov at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 12:42:40 UTC 2013

On Sun, 2013-08-11 at 22:05 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting ST (2013-08-11 17:35:59)
> > 1. Does Freedombox aims to provide router/DSL-modem/WiFi-AccessPoint 
> > functionality to plug computers?
> Not ruled out, but also not implemented by anyone yet, as far as I know.
> You are quite welcome to propose some implementation of such 
> functionality.  It does not even require any specific hardware to work 
> on that: Just install a fresh minimal (i.e. no desktop or other install 
> profile) Debian system on any computer containing relevant hardware 
> (dual ethernet, wifi etc.), customize it, and share your choice of 
> package installs and changes to configuration files.

I have posted a feature request with couple ideas here:


> > 2. Do you plan to support this computer:
> > 
> > http://utilite-computer.com/web/utilite-models ?
> > 
> > Looks much more powerful and cheaper than DreamPlug.
> Several devices are cheaper an more powerful nowadays: 
> https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/TargetedHardware
> What you reference is only "MSRP" which I guess is "Manufacturer's 
> suggested retail price".  Makes sense to consider only when actually 
> available for sale!

I think it should be available for this price, at least if you buy
directly from them. They should start accept orders at the end of the

> Generally computers need to work with Debian, and preferrably they 
> should use Open Hardware.

Utilite will be shipped with Ubuntu preinstalled.
DreamPlug does not seem to be open hardware.

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