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Title: opnsense travel router
Post by: lilsense on June 13, 2018, 01:09:20 am
Is there a small router that one can install opnsense on to use it as WiFi/router/VPN like hootoo Tripmate Titan or GL.iNet GL-AR750?

tia
Title: Re: opnsense travel router
Post by: bitman on June 13, 2018, 09:46:51 am
a Raspberry Pi ?
Title: Re: opnsense travel router
Post by: marjohn56 on June 13, 2018, 11:47:20 am
Only has one LAN port, guess you could try using a USB<>LAN adaptor, some do work I believe. Otherwise you'd need to use VLANs and that can get tricky.
Title: Re: opnsense travel router
Post by: marjohn56 on June 13, 2018, 11:54:48 am
Something like this would do.


http://linuxgizmos.com/39-dollar-network-switching-pico-itx-sbc-packs-dual-core-cortex-a53/ (http://linuxgizmos.com/39-dollar-network-switching-pico-itx-sbc-packs-dual-core-cortex-a53/)
Title: Re: opnsense travel router
Post by: kkoh on June 15, 2018, 01:37:57 pm
Something like this would do.


http://linuxgizmos.com/39-dollar-network-switching-pico-itx-sbc-packs-dual-core-cortex-a53/ (http://linuxgizmos.com/39-dollar-network-switching-pico-itx-sbc-packs-dual-core-cortex-a53/)
I didn't realize that it runs on arm...

[Edit] ...should have added easily :)
Title: Re: opnsense travel router
Post by: marjohn56 on June 15, 2018, 04:40:52 pm
No my bad... it doesn't, not yet anyway. It's on the drawing board though.
Title: Re: opnsense travel router
Post by: slotsru on June 17, 2022, 03:04:32 pm
How to have the Internet with you on the road, in the car, or on the train.
Title: Re: opnsense travel router
Post by: Zarrembus on June 17, 2022, 03:05:56 pm
Probably many people have thought about how to make sure that there is always Internet in the car and not only the driver but also passengers can use it. In particular, this topic is relevant for long trips and, of course, when children are in the car. And what if this device is also easily removable and can be taken from the car to the country house and continue to use there. The Wi-Fi coverage area can be about 50 meters with its small size. It can be powered from a regular USB connector in the car, and if it is not, then by buying a USB adapter in the cigarette lighter. I travel by train https://www.dbauskunft.com/de/, rather than by car, and the Internet is always available to me.
Title: Re: opnsense travel router
Post by: qarkhs on June 17, 2022, 06:48:17 pm
Starlink has an RV service, discussed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwoz49N7Qsk. There are quite a few catches. Users report that it works in motion but it is not currently approved for this use and violates their TOS. Interesting tech but my impression is that they are having some technical, quality control and organizational issues delivering on the promise in general (not just the RV service).
Title: Re: opnsense travel router
Post by: lilsense on June 20, 2022, 12:23:39 pm
How to have the Internet with you on the road, in the car, or on the train.

One word, hotspot. you can use your phone's hotspot to do this. My car already provides Wifi service. :)

Small travel router comes in handy in the Hotels, where you want to reduce the use of their Wifi. Set up a small router to connect to the Wifi and VPN, then you connect all your gadgets to your travel router.