A new dual 10G router based on Filogic 880 (Banana Pi BPi-R4)

Here they say what they are aiming for.


Looks like it's available to buy https://forum.banana-pi.org/t/banana-pi-bpi-r4-router-board-with-mediatek-mt7988a-filogic-880-public-sale/16666


Tempting af :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

Ahh, grabbed one for fun.

Is your shipping date early Dec?

Something like that, but i'll be at home after 15 december so i don't mind konger shipment. Bought also other nice things to play with. Now i need cheap 25/40 gig switch.

I am particularly interested in the 10GB ports, and the M.2 KeyB for 5G (USB 3.2) slot, I hope one can use the Quectel 5G RM521F-GL in this slot to it’s full capacity? Also interested in the slot for WiFi 7 module.
Looks to be a beast.

I should order one of these, though, waiting for them to be available on Amazon.
That's where I got my BPI-R3 kit from.

Anyone understand this?

  • 2x 10Gbe SFP slot (option 1x 10Gbe SFP and 1x SOC embedded 2.5Gbe PHY. NOTE: Need to modify hardware)

From what I can tell they just ship a board with a modified layout? I don't think they expect the customer to modify it themselves...

This is the SFP+ / 2,5 GbE layout (just a single SFP cage instead of two):

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I believe the shipped board should be 2 x SFP+ cages, and you need modifications to get 2.5G ethernet.

These now seem to be on stock at Ali, anybody tried one already? Dual 10G is very tempting for my 10G fiber (currently on a RB5009 which is a bit limited there...)

Can the MT7988A switch push 10 Gbps internally?

The packet processing engine (PPE) which is part of the Ethernet fabric promises to be able to handle 10GE NAT/routing/bridge offloading between all interfaces, incl. MT7996 WiFi via PCIe, even IPSec tunnel encap/decap and ESP (and AH?) offloading is supported by the hardware -- but not yet with drivers in vanilla Linux.


Does R4 or R3 have any crypto acceleration for wireguard? I can't find any info on this.

R3 CPU in same as MT6000


i ordered my r4 now, guess it will be here in 2-3 weeks. wondering whats the current situation with openwrt. banana pi says it supports openwrt, but on https://openwrt.org/inbox/toh/sinovoip/bananapi_bpi-r4 it says "not supported".
i assume its WIP?

Banana Pi uses OpenWrt and put their own patches to make it work, it's not upstreamed to Linux kernel that's why official OpenWrt says "not supported".


thanks, and is it possible to take those patches and apply them to mainline? is this supposed to happen or is there something that blocks that? i would love to use latest official openwrt on that device. I also noticed they use v21.xx, oldstable is v22. Are there any security related issues? Is v21 even still supported?

created https://forum.banana-pi.org/t/banana-pi-bpi-r4-wifi-7-router-board-with-mediatek-mt7988a-filogic-880-4g-ram-and-8g-emmc/15757/62?u=oli and listed my problems. seems like its not possible to build an image for stable openwrt that is still maintained.

edit: i got an answer and it seems like they try to release a 23.x version and in 1-2 weeks there should be support for openwrt in snapshot. would be great.

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If there are enough information disclosed for the community to work on, I think it's possible, but no one can tell timeline.

@fakemanhk Your link is broken try to link to: https://wiki.banana-pi.org/Banana_Pi_BPI-R4

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Link updated (don't know why was it removed from the page suddenly)