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What would you say for a big, fat access point with a few large antennas and a bunch of Wi-Fi cards that automatically connect to the strongest wireless signals it can pick up. Then the device will combine all these signals into one FreeLoading Broadband Canal available to the user… and that is exactly what the Slurpr is supposed to be capable of.
The idea of Slurpr is to combine all the traffic from its six wireless network interfaces into one big connection which could be retransmitted into one powerfull new connection. And considering the ruter is equipped with six wireless cards capable of up to 108 Mbps each this could get you a combined speed up to 648 megabits, but only in the best possible situation. And considering you have nine 100 Mbit/s Fast Ethernet ports you can’t get more that a 100 Megabits per user, but you connect a few PCs with a cable you can utilise more of the available bandwidht (that is if you can actually get more than 100 Mbps from the 6 wireless interfacec).
CPU: MIPS 32 4Kc based 266MHz (BIOS adjustable from 200 to 400MHz) embedded processor
Memory: 64MB DDR onboard memory chip
Root loader: RouterBOOT, 1Mbit Flash chip
Data storage: 128MB onboard NAND memory chip, CompactFlash type I/II slot (also supports IBM/Hitachi Microdrive)
Ethernet ports: One IDT Korina 10/100 Mbit/s Fast Ethernet port supporting Auto-MDI/X, eight VIA VT6105 10/100 Mbit/s Fast Ethernet ports supporting Auto-MDI/X
MiniPCI slots: Six MiniPCI Type IIIA/IIIB slots
Serial ports: One DB9 RS232C asynchronous serial port
The Slurpr router is currently available for pre-orders, the expected end price will be about $1350.