Just got mine (from the Kickstarter) 8gb supposedly with OpenWRT on it. I see some ICMPv6 activity on the LAN ports, but nothing for ipv4. Nothing at OpenWRT's usual 192.168.1.1 default IP. Do I really need to hook up a serial connection to get this going? (I don't know from ipv6) It's physically larger than i expected, but no fan is nice. Haven't opened it up yet, but plan to install a 5g modem.
thanx, Frank. Yes, I'm pretty good with dhcp and ipv4. as mentioned, no signs of ipv4 life (dhcp or otherwise) from it. no ping at any address in the 192.168.0.0/24. just some icmpv6 packets, apparently doing the equivalent of ARP? (router solicitation and listener report packets) Could they have enabled ipv6 only and not ipv4? seems odd... Looking forward to hearing others experience and how to "make it go"...
Globalscale is responsive (thanx Kevin!) and it seems I ordered the 'standard early bird', not the OpenWRT flavor. Still trying to determine what that would be and how to access it over ethernet. I'll do the serial connection to get vanilla OpenWRT (and eventually Rooter) on it if that's what it takes, but seems weird to not have any IPv4 interface accessible out of the box, whatever the pre-installed image...
i just wanted to run Rooter (openwrt fork) on it. I know it's a kickstarter and all that, and I'll get there eventually (determined this one is) but would be nice to have an easier path to functionality...
So, i'm a bozo. I was trying to connect from the LAN ethernet and that was not configured by default. However, plugging the WAN ethernet port into my network, it got a IPV4 DHCP lease and i was able to ping it and log in, so that explains what was going on there.
Fun fact: Marvell has a very „special“ place in the heart of many OpenWRT users.
A while ago Marvell sold the router chip business to NXP and NXP then got the idea, to drop driver support for a kind of relevant chip series used in the famous Linksys 2017 WRT router series (which was by the way the most anticipated router series for years in this forum). And sadly this sell-off happened, before a lot of relevant bugs got fixed or any relevant driver stuff got finished or opensourced.
…Nothing personal, just dont be surprised that a lot of OpenWRT users have some trust issues towards a few company names since then.
This project seems very similar to the Banana Pi BPI-R3. I'm glad to see more projects like this. I think I prefer the BPI-R3, due to the 2GHz quad core CPU, and Mediatek chips - I've become a big fan of Mediatek. But it's always good to see more projects like this.
This is one reason why I love Mediatek. They are very Linux friendly.
Doesn't look like an alternative if you want a 5G router. Miini-PCIe slot is a bit dated and probably implies USB2 only. I believe the Mochabin has USB3 on the LTE/5G m.2 slot. And the BPI-R3 PoE layout looks braindead. Who ever came up with that idea?
And 2.5Gbits SFPs? 2 of them? Really? If all you can do is 2.5 then you might as well include the phy and RJ45 port. Those slots are nothing more than ordinary SFP slots if you are going to use when with fibre. Why didn't they add at least one SFP+?
The Mediatek SoCs look nice, but it should be possible to create a much better board than that one.
I agree that strapping the 5G onto USB3 is less than ideal. One can possibly use some of the 6 SERDES lanes. This would likely have been at the cost of the board design/assembly/test.
However, is this pic not showing an available SFP+ on the MochaBin?