BPI R2 Home router / NAS suggestions


#1

Hi,

I’m new to Banana Pi, and single-board computers. I recently bought the R2 because I needed a fast 2GB ram router/NAS server and the R2 seemed like a good choice for me.

My question is which image do you recommend for this kind of purpose? I’ve seen the OpenWRT image but I guess it has a lot of limitations because it’s wip. On Ubuntu I know how to setup a NAT and NAS but it lacks the web interface for router which I really need. Also does Ubuntu come with SATA drivers or do I have to compile the kernel manually for that? About WiFi Access Point mode does it work?

Thanks.


(Frank W.) #2

Hi,

ap-mode works so far with ubuntu/debian-kernel with manual starting (testing state). Infos here: http://www.fw-web.de/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=en/bpi-r2/wlan Not on openwrt.

for which functions do you need a web-interface? Webinterface can’t support all features,which can be done via cli. But it’s mostly a security hole…

Regards Frank


#3

Thanks for the reply and info.

I would need some kind of bandwidth monitoring per client and port forwarding via web interface and overall status of the R2.

Also do you recommend putting a heatsink with thermal paste on the CPU? Does it improve the performance and lifespan? Is there somehow I can check temperatures because lm-sensors can’t detect anything.

Kind regards.


(Frank W.) #4

port-forwarding is a 2-liner in iptables…doing this over web-frontend can be a security hole. Do you change your forwardings so often?

system monitoring can be done with various web-tools (have none running):

maybe pi-control for lm-sensors, there must be support for the chipset (what says sensors-detect)? havn’t tried it yet…but also here debian should be the first supporting it (with actual kernel).

currently i have no high temperature on my pi (but don’t stressed it yet)…


#5

Thanks for the info.

Do you maybe know how to control the onboard LEDs? or the GPIO?


(Frank W.) #6

Only with debian-kernel 4.4.70

http://www.fw-web.de/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=en:bpi-r2:gpio


(Frank W.) #7

Gpio are also working with kernel 4.14…leds are still unknown