PirateBox DIY

PirateBox can be configured to run on many devices, including wireless routers, single-board computers, laptops, and mobile phones. Key hardware platforms include the TP-Link MR3020 and the Raspberry Pi both of which start at US$35.

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OpenWrt
PirateBox will potentially run on most OpenWrt compatible routers with USB storage. Check out this tutorial and be sure to visit the forum for support and more info.

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OpenWrt with Mesh
Thanks to lead PirateBox developer Matthias Strubel PirateBox can now be configured to create wireless mesh networks using Alexandre Dulaunoy’s Forban. This feature is still in testing – for more info, check out this forum post.

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Raspberry Pi
PirateBox can be configured to run on single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi. See this tutorial and search the forum for more info.

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PirateBox Live
Check out Cale Black’s Linux PirateBoxLive and Windows PirateBoxLive for tutorials outlining how to run PirateBox directly from a USB flash drive. These packages are based on Matthias Strubel’s amazing PirateBox installation scripts.

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Android
PirateBox can also be run on Android. Check out the Fun2Code tutorial and this xda-developers discussion thread.

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PirateBox Logo/Sticker
You can download a svg version of the PirateBox logo here (thanks Kent Seaton) or a .png file from here. And/or you can order PirateBox stickers from zazzle.

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PirateBox Forum
Please post your questions, discoveries, ideas, and solutions in the PirateBox Forum.

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