Raspberry Pi B+ as OpenWRT router

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

  1. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Posts:
    1,461
    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

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2014
    Posts:
    491
    Location:
    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 .
     
Loading...