Ticket #847 (new)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Support for Android based devices (OpenWrt)

Reported by: mitar Owned by: kostko
Priority: normal Milestone: Ideas for the future
Component: firmware Version:
Keywords: projectideas, biggerproject Cc:
Related nodes: Realization state:
Blocking: Effort: highest
Blocked by: Security sensitive: no

Description (last modified by mitar) (diff)

Currently we are supporting common WiFi routers with our firmware as they are the most common devices to support WiFi. But longer and longer Android based devices will on the marker, more and more old unused phones and other devices will be lying around. So it would be great to be able to flash it with our firmware (with image generator building the image) and use it as a super WiFi AP (some hacking would be probably required for external antenna) with UMTS (backup) connectivity, webcam and audio recording, USB port plus a lot (in comparison to basic WiFi routers) of flash, SD and memory space.

This would make them the most power-saving, small and powerful (CPU) and feature-full network's nodes around.

For that it is mostly necessary to get OpenWrt to support Android based devices.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Musti

Nokia N95 might be appropriate for such thing. I have seen it used in experiemnts running custom code. Will try to get more info.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by mitar

Hacked code is not hard to put on Linux based devices. But to get something stable and supported. This is the major work. So to have this integrated into a tool-chain and so on.

Maybe we could collect some phones and donate them to OpenWrt.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by mitar

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by mitar

  • Keywords projectideas, biggerproject, gsoc added
  • Description modified (diff)

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by mitar

  • Summary changed from Support for Android based devices to Support for Android based devices (OpenWrt)

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by mitar

  • Keywords biggerproject added; biggerproject, gsoc removed

Removing for now from GSoC ideas list.

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