I am looking for some input on how to get a linux distro rolling that will be suitable for use as a wireless basestation.
Now, there are the router firmware projects OpenWRT and DDWRT which are both Linux-based and offer the functionality I need, to an extent. The issue is that I wish to put this on an x86 machine and use it, not only as a basestation but, also for other, more general purposes. Now OpenWRT and DDWRT have the router functionality, but because they are meant for limited hardware they are stripped of much other functionality.
So I would be looking for a solution that would allow my machine to run as a wireless infrastructure basestation while also doing the following:
- Bringing in video from an external framegrabber.
- Encoding this video with x264.
I am looking for any input on what you might think is the most appropriate way to go about something like this.