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
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=126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52 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?