Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Future thoughts

My future thoughs in WL500g are:

  • Memory expansion 64-128MB, (SDRAM info)
  • Run Subversion server
  • Have I/O Unit added for traffic light in a Continous build environment
  • Extra USB (internal Disk?)

Information points:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


The versatility of these routers keeps amazing me. As it turns out, they are also used to control robots. Two examples can be found here and here. Although they both use linksys routers, they use OpenWrt as their OS:

There is also a Canadian supplier of USB-based control and sensing boards, Phidgets Inc., which are apparently compatible with Asus wl500g routers. They provide motor control (including servo- and stepper-motors), analog sensors, RFID components etc. These components are fairly pricey, but look interesting for someone prepared to spend some money on building a robot.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Asus WL500g Deluxe Power consumption


For almost 18 days my Asus has been running on the upgraded firmware with a memory stick (256M) and it only consumed a total of 3.73 kWh. This results in server which only needs about 8.6 Watt. Amazing when you compare it to the old Pentium Tower I used as SVN sever, which I now realize was only a Watt to hot noise converter.

Has any body done some measurements on a mechanical disk? Does it power down when idle?

DSC00050_33The photo shows the current configuration with the measurement running.

The consumption is (almost) too small to get a good reading.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sioux Asus Router WL-500g gestart

Within Sioux a group of employees have access to the Asus WL-500g wireless router. This blog is intended for them, and others, who want to share their plans an experiences on using the standard software or alternative packages.

Share your dreams, share your results.