DietPi Mesh Station


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.


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.

Note Armbian and DietPi are quite similar in many ways, so we are grouping them together on this page. Some devices are BETTER supported in one or the other.

Orange Pi 3 LTS

Due to the price and sometimes shortage of Raspberry Pi 4B, an alternative Mesh Station is the Orange Pi 3 LTS which offers similar functions at slightly lower price points:

Manufacturer Web Page:


User Manual from the manufacturer:

Ubuntu Operating System from the manufacturer:

Please contact your cyberspace integrator if you like to try out a Mesh Station based on the Orange Pi 3 LTS.

Note thousands of other ARM 64-bit single board computers models (with at least 1GB RAM running the latest Debian or Ubuntu operating systems) can also be good Raspberry Pi 4B alternatives.

For example:

  1. Armbian supported computers
  2. DietPi supported computers

Orange Pi Zero 3

Orange Pi Zero 3 has been selected as one of reference mesh stations, please refer to the Mesh Station 24.2 page for details.