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802.11 Planet: Linux Scrapes PC Out of WLAN Equation

Apr 11, 2002, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Peretz)

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"April 15th will be an important day for Musenki Solutions' founder Jim Thompson, and not because it is a tax filing deadline. Jim Thompson, and his co-founder Kem McClelland, will remember April 15th as the day that they shipped the beta of their Linux-based, WLAN access point (AP) solutions.

"The broadly predicted move towards the use of Linux in embedded devices and mobile solutions was initially covered in my colleague Michael Hall's article entitled "WiFi and the Penguin: Setting Up 802.11b Under Linux," which was published in January, 2002.

"In November, 2000, McClelland and Thompson founded Musenki Solutions to bring Linux into the 802.11 market - for many of the same reasons that Linux is typically popular amongst developers and solutions providers: It's smaller, cheaper, and more flexible than any other option. As open-source software, it is a given that the firmware in the Musenki APs and whatever other solutions they develop will be freely available to all users..."

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