Last Updated on: 12th August 2023, 03:35 pm
WiFiBSD – a minimalistic version of FreeBSD based on the 5.x branch. WifiBSD is aimed for wireless routers running on embedded devices such as boards from soekris.com. In addition to the wi driver WifiBSD includes support for Atheros’s 802.11b/g and 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Chipsets. The software is offered as a compact flash image or a small live CD.
WifiBSD was originally based on MiniBSD (also FreeBSD) by Manuel Kasper, but WifiBSD has since evolved beyond the confines of MiniBSD into a distinct project. Rather than being a manual process of reducing FreeBSD by following instruction, developer automate the process with shell scripts. The process of scripting the MiniBSD process has rendered a system much more akin to PicoBSD by Dr. Luigi Rizzo, et’all. WifiBSD is designed to work with current versions of FreeBSD and does not work with anything prior to FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE.