Who wouldn’t want more ports? So when I saw support for this switch entering mainstream OpenWRT, I had to have one.
These switches are pretty cheap on ebay and have the following spec:
|Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X||4 core (MIPS 1004Kc V2.15)||256MB||256MB|
|D-Link DGS-1210-28||1 core (MIPS 4KEc V7.0)||128MB||32MB|
Installing was pretty easy. Hardest part was finding a serial adapter.
- Added a header and serial console using
screen /dev/ttyUSB0 115200 8n1
- Setup a TFTP server on another machine that you can pull from
- press escape during boot
- network with
rtk network oncommand
setenv ipaddr 192.168.1.1(since this is the future openwrt default address too)
- boot with
tftpboot 0x8f000000 openwrt-rtl838x-generic-d-link_dgs-1210-28-initramfs-kernel.bin
- boot the image with
bootmand you are now running from memory.
- the default vlan setup is kinda dumb – aparently plugging into port 2 works.
- copy on a
-sysupgrade.binimage onto the switch and run a
My custom config is at https://github.com/imaginator/home-network/blob/master/switch02.settings