Technical specifications

The LibreRouter is an Open Source Hardware WiFi Router designed from the ground up for Community Networks.

Based on the the QCA9558 SoC and QCA8337N Gigabit Switch, the router features:

• 128 MB DDR RAM, allowing all the required services to run with no burden
• 16 MB Flash, plenty for most router needs
• Hardware Watchdog based on AVR8 ATTiny13, to handle failed flashes or hardware failures
• 1 on-chip 2.4Ghz 802.11bgn MIMO 2×2 Atheros radio
• 2 mPCIe slots, to connect WiFi radios or GSM cards, and allowing expandability
• 2 populated Gigabit Ethernet Sockets with RJ45 connectors
• 2 USB2.0 external connectors and 1 USB 2.0 internal connector, where additional storage, webcams, bluetooth, sensors, etc. can be plugged in
• 1 Serial console pinout allowing external debugging
• POE and POE Passthrough in the 12-36V input range. Up to 16W of external power with POE Passthrough meaing that with one cable can power all the devices in an installation, no matter if there are 1 or more routers.
• Exposed GPIO pins, which will allow tinkerers to connect other electronics to the device.

• optional GPS module


The standard LibreRouter setup will come with 2 mPCIe Power Amplified 5 Ghz 802.11an MIMO 2×2 Atheros radio based on the AR9582.


Full schematics, gerber and some project files available here