Wednesday, June 29, 2011

CradlePoint's New NetBSD Routers, Everything you Wanted to Know

Did you know that a massive change started with CradlePoint on 1/1/2011?  What is it?  They completely rewrote the software that makes their routers work (ie, firmware).  They switched from a
proprietary system to something called NetBSD.  NetBSD is Linux based and the same OS that Apple uses for Mac OS X.  All new routers will be NetBSD based.  The older platform will still be supported for the next year, BUT no new routers will be based on the older and you will not see any new features.  All the exciting stuff will be happening on the NetBSD platform.

So, it is probably in your best interest to get a router that is based on NetBSD, which include:

For a ton more info, see our article and video on the CradlePoint NetBSD platform