[Cerowrt-devel] [bufferbloat-fcc-discuss] [Make-wifi-fast] arstechnica confirms tp-link router lockdown

David Lang david at lang.hm
Sun Mar 13 21:03:05 EDT 2016

On Sun, 13 Mar 2016, Wayne Workman wrote:

> Would a "Kit" router be a potential solution? Buy the board with all it's
> components but the chipset already in place, and buy the chipset separately?
> Then, the device being sold is non-functional, and therefore guaranteed to
> pass even the strictest FCC regulations regarding Radio Emissions. :-)
> Buy your own chip and solder it on.

most programmers can't operate a soldering iron for a normal chip, let alone a 
surface mount chip.

are you trying to provide something for a few hundred hobbiests? or are you 
trying to produce something that will help the general public?

And if the FCC requires locked firmware, you won't be able to make a mini-pci 
board, just the raw chips. Will you be able to sell enough to get the cost down 
to a reasonable level?

David Lang

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