Hmm, that's bad.
Are there any small devices which:
- have ~5 programmable ports
- have 32 MB RAM or more
- have 8 MB flash or USB port
- have speed comparable to 266 MHz Xscale 42x or better
- don't need to have wireless
I want to build a fast, programmable switch with VLANs and OpenVPN.
WRT54G and similar with their mips CPUs are just too slow for LAN or even internet faster than ~2-4 Mbit.
I thought that Compex NP18A would be a perfect candidate, as it supports up to 128 MB RAM, has USB, and a XScale CPU up to 533 MHz.
Moreover, the vendor seems to like the fact that these boards are supported by OpenWRT, which I consider an advantage, too.
From what you are saying, I won't do VLANs on these boards easily, so I have to find something else?
WRV54G maybe? It seems to support VLANs in OpenIXP; but on the other hand, OpenIXP project seems dead.
Any other alternatives?