[Cerowrt-devel] risc-v 2 ethernet port router
mcr at sandelman.ca
Sun May 7 12:09:22 EDT 2023
Dave Taht via Cerowrt-devel <cerowrt-devel at lists.bufferbloat.net> wrote:
} Sipeed has just started taking orders for the Lichee Pi 4A (8GB RAM + 8GB
} flash) for $119.00 on Aliexpress, and the 16GB RAM version is scheduled for
} next month. Additional information can be found on the product page.
It's quite a lot of computer. The price is not great, but if it's a Gb/s
fq_codel box you want, then it's probably fine. I don't really like the
small form factor as a home router, btw: the cables will be heavier than the
box, and it will all fall on the floor behind the TV, where it will gather
I'd want a big hunk of steel that would stay where I put it, and I'm okay if it
also dissipates some heat.
Five years ago, I built a dozen OrangePIZero's with two extra USB ethernets
in a 3D printed box. So, a total of three ethernets. I meant to build a
hundred of them. The most complex topology one can build with two ethernets
is a circle. Three ethernets opens one up to all sorts of trees, etc.
This was for RFC8994 testing. So I continue to look for ~$20 boxes that
could easily do more than two ethernets. I don't need high speed, but it's
nice to have. I do need auto-MDX, which GbE PHYs all offer. One reason I
didn't proceed was that I still haven't gotten beyond what I can do in
VMs. (i.e. my software is not ready)
At the time, OpenWRT did not do well with the various switch-port extensions
that got one 4-5 ethernets: they were will custom jobs, but now they are
mostly all do DSA, so a 12-port Zyxel would seem to satisfy my needs.
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