This hardware was supported earlier but is no longer supported. If you downloaded an earlier image and are running FreedomBox on this hardware, you will keep getting software updates. You can stay secure and up-to-date. However, no new images will be provided for this hardware. It is recommended that you migrate to newer, supported hardware using backup and restore.
DreamPlug is the hardware for which FreedomBox has been originally targeted. FreedomBox images are built and tested for it. For using this device as FreedomBox, a USB WiFi device that does not require non-free firmware is recommended.
You can find more support and discussion for DreamPlug on the official forum.
Recommendation: If you are using a board that uses SD cards, when you flash the FreedomBox image onto your SD card, we recommend that you use an SD card with at least 8GB of storage space.
FreedomBox SD card images for this hardware are available. Follow the instructions on the download page to create a FreedomBox SD card and boot into FreedomBox. See also instructions for using an internal micro-SD with DreamPlug.
The network port towards the middle of the box, is configured by FreedomBox to be an upstream Internet link. The remaining port is configured for a local computer to connect to.
Note that the factory firmware configurations may vary between revisions of the hardware, and render some images incompatible. See the DreamPlug firmware page for information on what images are compatible and how to update your DreamPlug firmware.
FreedomBox images for this hardware can be built using Freedom Maker.
Instructions on how to test this hardware are available.
- Open Hardware: No
- CPU: Marvell Kirkwood 88F6281 @ 1.2GHz
- RAM: 512MB 16bit DDR2-800 MHz
- Storage: 4 GB on board micro-SD
- Architecture: armel
- Ethernet: 2x 10/100/1000, RJ45
WiFi: SD8787, 802.11 b/g/n
- SATA: eSATA 2.0 port
Non-free blobs required: built-in WiFi
WiFi: no free WiFi drivers + firmware available
- Works with stock Debian kernel: yes
WiFi does not work with free software. A separate USB WiFi device is recommended.
Next call: Sunday, March 24th at 17:00 UTC
Latest news: Stable FreedomBox images - 2017-08-05
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