In the event you’re intrigued by the prospect of constructing, Seeed Studio has a board that is simply ready to place a Raspberry Pi Computing Module 4 (CM4) to work. Assuming, after all, that you’ll find the Pi module.
Seeed’sprovides two full-speed gigabit community ports, two USB 2.0 ports, a microSD slot, an HDMI out, a GPIO interface for Raspberry Pi , and a 0.91-inch OLED show to your Pi CM4. Having the CM4 on the system’s core provides you 32 totally different choices for RAM, storage, and wi-fi capabilities in your homebrew router. The Router Board comes with OpenWRT put in, but it surely might run Ubuntu, Raspberry OS, or some other Pi-friendly system.
Seeed notes that past DIY routers, the CM4 Router Board might additionally turn out to be a gateway, mini-NAS, wi-fi community bridge, or mini-server. You should purchase a Pi CM4 with wi-fi capabilities, however you will doubtless want (or want).
Why not simply plug a USB-to-Ethernet adapter into the Pi you have already got? Seeed says its board’s“gives higher efficiency, decrease CPU utilization, and better stability for a very long time work [sic] in contrast with a USB community card.”
The CM4 Router Board needs to be accessible for round $55 quickly at eachand , although the latter cites an 11-week lead time past its preliminary inventory.
These attempting to find a Raspberry Pi CM4 board may contemplate Ars commenterto regulate Pi inventory monitor , which gives RSS feeds. You possibly can even arrange push notifications with .