I'd like to build a router to manage all of my smart home devices, such as smart lights and smart sensors.
In addition, I also need a NAS server in my home to upload my files, including all of the family photos.
For your smart home stuff are you going to use the laptop to install openhab or home assistant? Or are you using the laptop just to handle the networking?
Wonder if using virtual machines or containers for each purpose would be a good use of the extra power the laptop provides. Could use freenas for the nas part, openwrt/opnsense for the router bit and openhab/home assistant for the smart home stuff.
Thank you for the ideas; yes, I'm using Home Assistant on an Orange Pi right now, but putting everything in one place sounds like a better idea. For me, the hard part is getting the hardware (the PCIe card) to work together. I will keep this thread updated with my process.
Since when full size PCIe cards can be plugged into a laptop? Theoretically you can sacrifice the Wi-Fi adapter to get a mini-PCIe slot, and convert it to full size by some dirty way. I would rather use VLAN on the built-in Ethernet port to get multiple interfaces instead.
P.S: kiếm con main G31 với 2 que DDR2 2GiB mà chạy. Sẽ lắp được 4 HDD làm NAS, và có 2-3 slot lắp card mạng TP-Link 1gbps. Cả bộ chỉ tầm 300k, chưa bao gồm HDD.