Raspberry Pi B+ as OpenWRT router

Discussion in 'hardware' started by Gullible Jones, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

    May 16, 2013
    Yes, OpenWRT 15.05 (Chaos Calmer) supports the Raspberry Pi! And has a downloadable module for ASIX USB 2.0 -> 10/100 Ethernet adapters. Which means you can easily turn your RPi into a router.

    My current setup is

    Home network -> cheap 5-port switch -> Pi onboard ethernet -> cheap Asix USB adapter -> cable modem

    The Pi, switch, and USB adapter cost under $80 all told, comparable with a lot of home routers. It also gets me 3.5 MB/s on the cable connection, vs. 2.5 for my old router... Plus it can run proxies. Whee!

    Anyway yeah, I heartily recommend something like this for anyone who wants a better router, but doesn't want the cost and power consumption of a desktop or old laptop.
  2. quietman

    quietman Registered Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Earth .... occasionally
    There is related thread here on Wilders .

    And also a step-by-step guide on the BBC website , from a few months ago .