At the moment latest WILI-S supports four network platforms based on Atheros SoC, ADM 5120 and IXP42X (Wistron RDAT-81, Lanready AP1000, Zinwell ZW4400 and Compex WP54AG). All other platforms are in on demand porting condition*. WILI-S software is known as very flexible, because prompt changes could be made by redesigning user interface in one –two days. This could be very attractive for VARs (Value Added Resellers) as additional value for the product can be added quickly by adjusting user interface to customer or scenario needs.
The feature set is very wide and suits the needs of every enterprise, operator or WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider). The features could be exposed through various configuration methods. Continuously Wilibox company is adding new features to fulfill the requirements of industry and customers. The main changes during the latest release are: PPPoE (Point-to-point protocol over Ethernet) support, which allows connecting WILI based device to cable or ADSL modem for wireless broadband access; DHCP 82 option support, which enables a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol relay agent to incorporate information about itself when forwarding client-originated DHCP packets to a DHCP server. The DHCP server can use this information to implement IP address or supplementary parameter-assign policies; dynamic VLANs - virtual LANs provide the ability to divide a switched Layer 2 network into multiple broadcast domains. Dynamic VLANs enable network administrators moving users from one location to another without making any changes on a switch when end-to-end VLANs are deployed; and half/quarter rates for AR5413 and AR5414 platforms.
Robustness of the software makes it stand out and such assurance is provided by telecoms and operators in Lithuania that are using WILI-S software for their services and already deployed thousands of wireless network devices with it.
*The software is ported on the different platform on one of the conditions:
• Agreed porting fee is paid;
• Contract is signed for a certain amount of licenses.
WILIBOX stands for Wireless Linux in the Box. The aim of the company, which is based in Lithuania, is to create affordable tools and solutions for an easy deployment and management of a large scale networks. WILI-S and WILI-MESH are an industry standards based software platforms. Ability to support different wireless network platforms based on Atheros chipsets, carrier grade performance, low total cost of ownership and wide feature set makes the company's solutions and products attractive to customers ranging from large telecom operators to smaller ISP's, WISP's and enterprises. The solutions provided by Wilibox will help to build carrier grade mesh and hotspot networks, reliable and secure point-to-point and point-to-multipoint links with remote management configuration system (RCMS) for an automated network provisioning and element management.
Customers are also able to do their own firmware branding and customization through a new and unique firmware factory, which could be found on the web page of the company.