Hardware options for commercial use

Bit of an odd question perhaps. For context: I'm a student working on a graduation project where the end product needs to be commercially viable (doesn't have to be a market killer, just needs to not be illegal...). I'm not starting a company churning out OpenWRT-routers just yet, but I can't just reflash an Archer C7 and call it a day.

So my question is: Are there any vendors I could look to for hardware intended to be 'resold'?

My first thought was simply using the Raspberry Pi 4, but I'd need to add more ethernet ports and probably a stronger antenna before that fits my use case, which doesn't seem particularly efficient.
Said use case might be relevant to mention as well for completion's sake: It's to be a Wireless Router with custom added security capabilities, deployed in home environments (think in the range of ~80m2).

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Yes - try Olimex boards:

Or this one:

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Thank you, those are exactly the kind of things I was looking for!

is a typical OEM. With quite a few devices, officially supported by openwrt.

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Just pointing out that I'm not sure what your ultimate added security features are going to be but this is almost exactly what the GL-Inet products target... except their emphasis is a little more on travel/portable devices that can be used while traveling.

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I'm not sure if I'm entirely at liberty to talk about the specific additions, but you're right in that it probably isn't unique; devices like the Gryphon Connect can do everything I could ever dream of making, except better (or at least I hope, if one grad student can outdo their whole team then something's gone horribly wrong! :wink:). I've got, amongst others, a narrow scope to help distinguish myself though.

Either way the assignment got approved and I get to work on designing a solution to a really interesting problem (even if it has already been done before), so I'm not complaining!

There is also this one http://wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/index.php/NanoPi_R2S
The company has other devices as well, but with 2x Gbps Ethernet port, and 1 GB of RAM, it's an attractive target.

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Good luck with your assignment. We would love to here more about how you get on. After you get a A* that is. :crossed_fingers::+1: Have fun any way and if you need any help just hop back on here.