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Topic: Free Hardware Router

I want to buy a router in India. Which router is the best wrt free hardware and software?

Which OS should I use on the router?

Please suggest least freedom curtailing one if none with complete freedom is available.

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Let's use hyperbola or other libre OSes and strive towards stateless hardware (Rutkowska 2015). Let's use PinePhone and shun Android and iPhone which pretend to be secure.

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Re: Free Hardware Router

Hey, there would be some proposals like this one first as a compromise with OpenWRT:

https://www.tp-link.com/no/home-network … /td-w8970/

Or the alternative with LibreCMC, but therefore you also need some (V)DSL-connection which is not part of the hardware:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreCMC

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Re: Free Hardware Router

Checked the ones with LibreCMC and td-wd8970 . None is available in India! It's crazy.

Also, the ISP that provides fibre optic based internet has made it compulsory to use their own router! Unfortunately, I'll use that until a better option for ISP comes around! I'll write a complaint for this issue although I highly doubt it would bring any result!

Today, the forces which make the rich richer and poor poorer have their roots in computer security. Never has it been more important to work towards abolishing the power of the powerful.

Let's use hyperbola or other libre OSes and strive towards stateless hardware (Rutkowska 2015). Let's use PinePhone and shun Android and iPhone which pretend to be secure.

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Re: Free Hardware Router

sagaracharya wrote:

Checked the ones with LibreCMC and td-wd8970 . None is available in India! It's crazy.

Also, the ISP that provides fibre optic based internet has made it compulsory to use their own router! Unfortunately, I'll use that until a better option for ISP comes around! I'll write a complaint for this issue although I highly doubt it would bring any result!

The one I use is netgear WDNR3800.

The only netgear supposedly compatible with librecmc. wink

If you don't have access to it, I recommend trying to find one openwrt supports that has either a broken backdoor which hardly works, or one without one entirely... if possible, I mean.

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Re: Free Hardware Router

Yeah librecmc is pretty awsome they also support a portable router by tplink TL-MR3020 v1 this one is arround 20 USD, there is also thinkpenguin RYFcertified tpe-r1300 is more expensive though.

As for your problem you could look into https://www.gl-inet.com/products/gl-mt300n-v2/ and https://www.gl-inet.com/products/gl-ar300m/ they are quite cheap arround 30 USD and yse dualband so you can make it seam like you are just another machine for ISP router, byt it still can create a separate network, os so small you can atach it to your laptop lid with some velcro, is also very usefull in conferences and airport networks and so on because all atack surface is on router not your machine, it also has a programable hardware kill switch so you can disable network with a single click enable I2P routing etc. This might be the solution for you smile.

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i3_relativism wrote:

Yeah librecmc is pretty awsome they also support a portable router by tplink TL-MR3020 v1 this one is arround 20 USD, there is also thinkpenguin RYFcertified tpe-r1300 is more expensive though.

As for your problem you could look into https://www.gl-inet.com/products/gl-mt300n-v2/ and https://www.gl-inet.com/products/gl-ar300m/ they are quite cheap arround 30 USD and yse dualband so you can make it seam like you are just another machine for ISP router, byt it still can create a separate network, os so small you can atach it to your laptop lid with some velcro, is also very usefull in conferences and airport networks and so on because all atack surface is on router not your machine, it also has a programable hardware kill switch so you can disable network with a single click enable I2P routing etc. This might be the solution for you smile.

Do you know any routers that have potential to be librecmc candidates and can be unbricked in a way similar or better than by nmrpflash?

Especially if they new...

;)b

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