Make your own router with WRTNode – Unboxing and first touchdown

Some months ago You talked about WRTNode, a board of development compatible with firmware free router, and based on GNU/Linux as OpenWRT Barrier Breaker, and QuickMeshProject.

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Front and rear view of WRTNode.

The boys of WRTNode I have sent one so remove all of the juice, and today I I'll explain a little better how this small Development Board; What we find inside your box to open the, and of course how to use it.

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WRTNode box.

It comes with a cable that has a port microUSB male to feed, and a USB socket for connecting devices such as for example a pendrive, a webcam, a removable hard drive, or a hub to increase the available inputs; We can connect this cable directly to a USB port on your PC, or to a power supply of 5V, and as at least 1A.

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Contents of the box.

But it also has pins that are preconfigured for some of the led indicators you tend to carry conventional routers, four-port Ethernet hub, WAN port, some General purpose GPIO, USB input; and possibility to connect a card reader SD, and a port series.

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GPIO pins.

Total offers of 78 GPIO pins, and the following table extracted from the wiki's WRTNode, We can see the pinout of each and every one of them; We must bear in mind that in this diagram, WRTNode It is photographed by the solder side so make us connections must invest the pinout.

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Also it is important to note that you have of integrated wifi to 300 Mbps, and as any router with the firmware described, It can act as access point, as Repeater, or as wifi client; among many other functions.

WIFI antennas

Built-in Wifi antennas.

To make the first connection, We must only feed it through the microUSB port, and wait for the Blue led's PWR turn on; and once on, We are going to connect to the wifi network call “WRTnode****” with default key “12345678“.

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Connecting to WIFI network.

If you want to configure the parameters of the firmware, We can access the web as in any router implementation, accessed from the web browser to the IP 192.168.8.1 o “i.wrtno.de“, the name of WRTNode in the network.

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OpenWRT LUCI Administration Panel.

Also accessible by the Terminal, the first time with the Protocol Telnet; to assign a password management.

usuario@maquina:~$ telnet i.wrtno.de
Trying 192.168.8.1...
Connected to i.wrtno.de.
Escape character is '^]'.
 === IMPORTANT ============================
  Use 'passwd' to set your login password
  this will disable telnet and enable SSH
 ------------------------------------------


BusyBox v1.22.1 (2014-08-13 19:31:12 UTC) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

  _______                     ________        __
 |       |.-----.-----.-----.|  |  |  |.----.|  |_
 |   -   ||  _  |  -__|     ||  |  |  ||   _||   _|
 |_______||   __|_____|__|__||________||__|  |____|
          |__| W I R E L E S S   F R E E D O M
 -----------------------------------------------------
 BARRIER BREAKER (Bleeding Edge, r41508)
 -----------------------------------------------------
  * 1/2 oz Galliano         Pour all ingredients into
  * 4 oz cold Coffee        an irish coffee mug filled
  * 1 1/2 oz Dark Rum       with crushed ice. Stir.
  * 2 tsp. Creme de Cacao
 -----------------------------------------------------


root@OpenWrt:/# passwd
Changing password for root
New password: 
Retype password: 
Password for root changed by root

root@OpenWrt:/# exit

Once available in the password, We can already access more securely using the Protocol SSH.

usuario@maquina:~$ ssh root@i.wrtno.de
The authenticity of host 'i.wrtno.de (192.168.8.1)' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is b1:4f:76:d8:6c:b6:0e:fa:2e:45:f1:14:b9:7c:60:82.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added 'i.wrtno.de,192.168.8.1' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
root@i.wrtno.de's password: 


BusyBox v1.22.1 (2014-08-13 19:31:12 UTC) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

  _______                     ________        __
 |       |.-----.-----.-----.|  |  |  |.----.|  |_
 |   -   ||  _  |  -__|     ||  |  |  ||   _||   _|
 |_______||   __|_____|__|__||________||__|  |____|
          |__| W I R E L E S S   F R E E D O M
 -----------------------------------------------------
 BARRIER BREAKER (Bleeding Edge, r41508)
 -----------------------------------------------------
  * 1/2 oz Galliano         Pour all ingredients into
  * 4 oz cold Coffee        an irish coffee mug filled
  * 1 1/2 oz Dark Rum       with crushed ice. Stir.
  * 2 tsp. Creme de Cacao
 -----------------------------------------------------

root@OpenWrt:~# 

Perhaps the most interesting thing about this small plate is that we can develop our own routers, firewalls, backup servers, etc; more stable and economic, is this small plate to the router, What is Raspberry PI to the PC.

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