Turris MOX as router, NAS and LTE and possibly switch


#1

Hi,
I’m considering buying/backing new Turris MOX project,
But before I’d like to be sure I can use it as:
-regular WIFI/LAN router, I know it has openVPN client/server so that’s covered
-NAS, by that I mean being able to connect external HDD with USB 3.0 to it and access it (expected RW speed at least 30 MB/s)
-LTE, put in my SIM card and use it when I’m not home, countryside with LTE coverage
-possibly LAN switch, skip device SW completely when connected with cable, but it’s more SW question, and only nice to have, not requirement

Will “Early Bird” MOX: Classic" cover all that ?
It includes:
MOX A (Basic Module)
MOX B (Extension Module)
MOX C (Ethernet Module)
5 GHz (3×3 MIMO) WiFi Card, 2,4/5 GHz (2×2 MIMO) WiFi Card
SD card with Turris OS
MOX Case

thanks for your answers, I hope this project will be successful. In case not enough money are collected, will I get my money back ?


#2

Yes, I (personally) believe it covers all except for missing an LTE modem. Note that if you buy an LTE modem, you’ll have to exchange it for the better Wi-Fi card (some info is e.g. in FAQ; only one “extension” module is possible). I’m not sure what you mean about switch (“skipping device SW”).

EDIT: now there’s a new chainable extension module, so that could be added to avoid the Wi-Fi downgrade.

I assume you’re right on the money-back question, though better wait for verification from someone on the Turris team.


#3

thanks for clarification, so I’d have to buy LTE modem extra, and place it to the slot of one of the WiFi card, correct ? if so, that is something I can live with.


#5

Theoretically LTE->USB modem might work. (I suspect it would need some SW/driver tweaks.)


#6