Armbian Mesh Station

Introduction

Mesh Stations takes advantage of the millions of existing compute devices in the community and repurpose them to provide basic communication and storage infrastructure to Private Cyberspaces.

Mesh Stations give your Private Cyberspace communication bandwidth and storage capacity at revolutionary price points by combining free yet featureful software (e.g. OpenWrt) with low cost yet powerful hardware (e.g. Raspberry Pi).

We have tested and actively support a number of operating systems (currently DietPi, Armbian, Raspberry Pi OS and OpenWrt) and we welcome the community to introduce others.

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If your device is supported by multiple operating systems and you have no particular preference, then the recommended order to try them out is currently DietPi then Armbian then Raspberry Pi OS then OpenWrt.

Orange Pi R1 Plus LTS

For those who cannot afford to deploy a Mesh Junction on a Home Station between the Internet and their local network, Orange Pi R1 Plus LTS can be a lower cost lower performance option.

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Similar Devices

Orange Pi R1 Plus

Orange Pi R1 Plus LTS having the the YT8531C ethernet chipset is similar to the Orange Pi R1 Plus with the more compatible RTL8211E chipset.

Nano Pi R2

Orange Pi R1 Plus LTS having the YT8531C ethernet chipset is very similar to the no longer produced Nano Pi R2C, the older Nano Pi R2S with the more compatible RTL8211E is still available.

Odroid HC1

An EIGHT core computer with real-time clock designed using a big heat sink as the case with space for a 2.5" SSD.

Great as a dedicated fast Infinite Disk file server.

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hc1_2

Odroid HC1 uses the same operating system image as Odriod XU4, Armbian has some optimisation specifically for HC1.