Should our firmwares support USB?

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Should our firmwares support USB?

Poll ended at Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:49 pm

Yes
4
67%
No
2
33%
 
Total votes: 6
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Post by thechief » Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:59 pm

No worries. The feature has now made it into the RT v2.1 firmware. Release is imminent. Watch the announcements!
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Post by studioeng » Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:23 pm

That was a quick poll. Hurry now :lol:

You've got an anxious converted waiting to ... well ... convert :lol:
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Post by Steve » Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:44 pm

Is it a big issue to have two versions, one with/ one without?

Personally I have no use for it now, but was useful with an old machine I was repairing for someone, as it had no network card.
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Post by thechief » Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:53 pm

It would be a big pain to release two versions on account of USB. We are already supporting different kinds of routers, with different bootloaders. There would be far too many firmware versions. USB support is easy enough to disable - and disabling it would only free up about 60kb of RAM anyway.
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Post by Kieran » Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:13 pm

As thechief says, the next release will have USB support and it can be disabled using the command line if required. This poll and discussion is thus closed.
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Post by studioeng » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:45 pm

60kb of ram; That doesnt seem alot, but then how much space does a 'mature' NAT table take, and a few logs. I guess it makes a difference to those who know how to use it.

I don't mean to be impatient, how long will the new release be? I'm really looking forward to changing the firmware :D So then I can be a true converted RT :D :lol:
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Post by biro » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:59 pm

studioeng wrote: I don't mean to be impatient, how long will the new release be? I'm really looking forward to changing the firmware :D So then I can be a true converted RT :D :lol:
Version 2.1 will be released in the next few days or week :stir: :lol:


:wink: Too late it's already been released.
But don't tell anyone, especially that trouble maker studioeng. :stir: :wink: :rofls:
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Post by studioeng » Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:09 pm

biro wrote: Version 2.1 will be released in the next few days or week :stir: :lol:


:wink: Too late it's already been released.
But don't tell anyone, especially that trouble maker studioeng. :stir: :wink: :rofls:
Biro, that's the nicest thing you've ever said :P 'trouble maker' :rofls: There's plenty more where that came from (well for AT and SC anyway). :lol:
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