GeckoV4™ Enterprise WiFi Router
Router Features

StarOS™ has reached it’s fourth generation with the introduction of GeckoV4™, a powerful Wireless platform that is designed for Enterprise-class networks that require a high level of flexibility, performance, and reliability. GeckoV4™ is a WiFi router Operating system / Firmware for Wireless ISPs, designed for PCs and Embedded (arm, mips, x86) devices. Powerful enough to run your mission critical Enterprise systems, but with an ease of use that is the hallmark of our StarOS™ product line.

Featuring a powerful ssh-based, mouse point and click user Interface that offers a robust, and real time experience even on lossy connections. This software is great for those who like to Do it Yourself (DIY), but our resellers also offer embedded Enterprise routers for those needing hardware without the hassles of building the systems by hand.

Our GeckoV4 software is a complete solution for both WiFi and Routing. The GeckoV4 series supports most flavors of Qualcomm Atheros 802.11abg, and 802.11n cards, with rates up to 450 Mbps (802.11n 3×3).

Core Features
  • Management is via SSH, making use of an easy to use point-and-click interface
  • Support for multiple network interfaces
  • Support for multiple IPs on each interface
  • Complete Atheros support listed below
  • Static routing
  • Policy (source) based routing
  • 802.1d bridging with STP
  • 802.1q VLAN Ethernet-over-IP (EoIP) support via VDS for LAN over LAN and VPN designs
  • Dynamic routing (RIP, OSPF, BGP, OLSR, and Babel)
  • Mesh networking via OLSR and Babel
  • Captive portal / Hotspot (WISPr attribute support)
  • Network monitoring via tcpdump and ping, and beacon (real-time traffic inspection
  • Command-shell with common networking tools
  • DHCP client and full featured server w/ static and dynamic IP assignments
  • Firewall and Port Forwarding (via internal scripting language, or iptables pass through)
  • NAT, and Static 1:1 NAT (DMZ)
  • Class-based Queuing (CBQ)
  • Layer-7 filtering
  • Recursive DNS server
  • PPPoE Client and Server
  • Live over-the-air firmware upgrading
Qualcomm Atheros Supported Features
  • Complete 11abg radio card support
  • Complete 11n HT support up to 450Mbps (3×3, TxBF)
  • Support for 5, 10, 20, and 40 Mhz wide channels for both 11abg and 11n cards.
  • Licensed frequency support (2.4 – 2.7, and 4.9 – 6.1) GHz.
  • Complete support for a wide range of Atheros mPCI, mPCIe, PCI, and PCIe devices.
  • Strives to be compliance based with both FCC and CE regulations
  • Unused cards can be disabled to lower power consumption and RF interference.
  • Detailed association display with live stats
  • Support over 200 associations per card
  • Link distances up to 230 km
  • 11n AMPSU and AMPDU Aggregation support
  • Adaptive Noise Immunity (ANI)
  • Robust rate control
  • Auto, Fixed, and Max rate support
  • Fixed and Auto channel selection
  • 802.11e QoS
  • Dynamic WDS
  • 802.11i WPA & WPA2/RSN (PSK, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, and EAP-PEAP)
  • Built-in WPA PSK and EAP authentication
  • Radius-based WPA EAP authentication
  • Shared-key and Open-system WEP (40, 64, and 128-bit keys)
  • Static ACLs
  • Radius ACLs w/ accounting and session limits
  • Managed support (enhanced client control)
  • Low signal threshold to eliminate clutter of distant weak radios
  • High signal threshold to eliminate clutter of nearby strong radios.