Siemens SS2624 teardown

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Siemens SS2624 teardown

Postby peekitty » Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:26 pm

I took advantage of TigerDirect's open-box clearance and picked up one of these APs for $25. It's a four-port AP with print server and one external antenna, naturally I wanted to see what's inside:)

Here are some pics:

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Postby peekitty » Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:28 pm

Now it's getting interesting, there's a PCMCIA card & pigtail in there!

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Postby peekitty » Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:30 pm

Two (reverse polarity?) MMCX connectors, looks familiar.

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Postby peekitty » Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:31 pm

The card is a Zcomax XI-325, apparently thay make a high power version of this one, but this isn't it.

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Postby Thorn » Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:33 pm

A buck says it's a Prism card. That style seems to be used in many APs lately.

[EDIT] Never mind. You posted that too quick! :)


Looks to be a RP-SMA connector for the antenna.
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Postby Thorn » Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:35 pm

Damn. Sold out. They were down to 17 bucks, too.
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Postby peekitty » Tue Jul 15, 2003 7:48 pm

Damn, I could have got it cheaper??

I'm not complaining, for $25 I've got a Prism card with dual antenna jacks and a short MMCX to RP-SMA pigtail, or a fairly usable AP with a print server. The AP is pretty basic, it's only configurable from a browser, not telnet or SNMP, it doesn't output syslog messages, and it doesn't limit connections based on MAC addresses, only IP address (how useful is that???) Still not a bad deal overall...

This unit may be the same internally as SMC's SMC7004AWBR and USR's USR8022, can anyone confirm that?
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Postby Madhadder » Wed Jul 16, 2003 5:56 am

Famous /. Quote:

But does it run Linux??? :rolleyes:
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Postby HITMONEY » Wed Jul 16, 2003 7:27 am

Ok, what can you MacGyver it into?
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Postby G8tK33per » Wed Jul 16, 2003 7:33 am

Originally posted by HITMONEY
Ok, what can you MacGyver it into?


A noob detecting, moron neutralizing ionizer!
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Postby peekitty » Wed Jul 16, 2003 9:57 am

Actually, I hadn't considered anything that practical G8tK33per, but I'll look into it. As far as Linux goes, I would not be at all surprised, maybe if I was looking for a new hobby I'd see if this thing would run OpenAP. I was tempted to pull the heatsink and see what kind of processor it's running, but that means digging the soldering iron out of the workshop...
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Postby sparafina » Wed Jul 16, 2003 10:35 am

Originally posted by peekitty
Actually, I hadn't considered anything that practical G8tK33per, but I'll look into it. As far as Linux goes, I would not be at all surprised, maybe if I was looking for a new hobby I'd see if this thing would run OpenAP. I was tempted to pull the heatsink and see what kind of processor it's running, but that means digging the soldering iron out of the workshop...


OpenAP, ugghh.

I have a Ambicom clone of USR2450, the friggin SRAM card you need to load linux is still around $50 .

Anyone know another way to get OpenAP onto the USR2450?
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