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 From:  Steve Meyer <smeyer at socal dot rr dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  WRAP heat concerns vs Soekris
 Date:  Sun, 24 Jul 2005 08:45:08 -0700
I am really concerned with all this chatter about the WRAP boards and  

I am scheduled to be in San Jose next week to meet with the MiniBox  
people on tis product for use in an enbedded OS/AP project we are  
developing. How serious is this concern? Should I be using the  
Soekris board instead?


On Jul 23, 2005, at 9:35 PM, Chris Buechler wrote:

> On 7/23/05, Phil <xphilz at gmail dot com> wrote:
>> I was running the 1.2b7 for ages as I have an atheros wireless  
>> card as
>> well and I didnt want to loose wireless support by upgrading, but the
>> issues I have been facing got so bad that the only way I could get  
>> the
>> m0n0wall\WRAP to be stable was to go to 1.2b9 which changes the  
>> kernal
>> back to 4.x as you mentioned and this has been a lot more stable.  
>> So I
>> am guessing that my problems are with the WRAP board now and its
>> interesting that you are running 15-18V where I am only running 12v.
> I haven't really been following this thread, but a lot of the
> stability issues on the 5.x based versions with WRAP boards seemed to
> be heat related.  It stressed the hardware much more because it was
> much less efficient, and hence generated much more heat.  I recall one
> person whose freezing issues stopped completely after removing their
> crypto card because there was some chip under the miniPCI slot that
> was getting way too hot with it in there (don't remember details,
> sorry).  Might be the same deal with a wireless card.
> Assuming you haven't taken it out already, I'd be curious what
> happened if you did (not like you can use it with b9 anyway).
> -Chris
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