Mother of all MiFi wishlist

My Mother of all MiFi wishlist:

  • Runs for 4 ~ 5 hours on rechargable batteries. Preferably 4xAA NiMh cells which I have in abundance.
  • WPA encryption if possible otherwise pre-auth by mac address or live auth via authpf.
  • Automatically connects to my lan using certificate based IPSec.
  • Provides DNS locally.
  • Gui configuration but can be a python TkInter of X11 Gui.
  • 802.11b/g although given my experience last week 802.11n over 5GHz would be nice.
  • SNMP configuration? That’s why I got an enterprise number from IETF.

To Do:

  • Put the Soekris Net4511 on my Kill-a-watt meter to see how much juice it really needs (and how efficient the power supply is.)
  • Figure out how to get USB into the thing. The outside internet will be a Verizon or Sprint network dongle.
  • Get a case and power supply for the 4511
  • Will OpenBSD provide WPA2 authentication?
  • How hard is it going to be to get a USB jack into a 4511 case? (Bill Johnson?)
  • How many people can I connect to it before it’s overloaded?
  • 4521 Case? Automatically has room for batteries.