StarOS™ has reached its 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 poor
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
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).
Management is via SSH, making use of an easy to use point-and-click
Support for multiple network interfaces.
Support for multiple IPs on each interface.
Complete Atheros support listed below.
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, and OLSR).
Mesh networking via OLSR.
Network monitoring via tcpdump and ping, and beacon (real-time
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).
Recursive DNS server.
PPPoE Client and Server.
Live over-the-air firmware upgrading.
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
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
Strives to be compliance based with both FCC and CE regulations.
Unused cards can be disabled for lower power consumption and RF
Detailed association display with live stats.
Support for over 200 associations per card.
Link distances up to 30 km.
11n AMPSU and AMPDU Aggregation support.
Adaptive Noise Immunity (ANI).
Robust rate control.
Auto and Fixed rate support.
Fixed and Auto channel selection.
Dynamic WDS. (client bridging).
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).
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.