Postmodern Sysadmin

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An Overdrive Pro Connecting on OpenWrt

Have a fancy FreedomPop Overdrive Pro? Want to hook it up to your OpenWrt based router to use as a backup (or primary?) internet connection? Lets do it.

Plug it into your router via USB. Then run:

opkg install kmod-usb-net-cdc-ether

Run dmesg and it will report which eth device came up. Mine shows up as “eth1”. Now make eth1 your “wan” interface:

uci set network.wan.ifname=eth1
uci commit
reboot

Whoa.

Or, set it up as a second wan interface and use Multiwan:

uci set network.wan2=interface
uci set network.wan2.proto=dhcp
uci set network.wan2.ifname=eth1
uci set network.wan2.dns=8.8.4.4, 8.8.8.8
uci commit

Alternatively you could add it to your main bridge with a static ip and use it as an alternate gateway on a per-client basis. Or just plug it into a pc. Or just use the built-in wifi of the device itself, but who would want to do that?