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How to make an open source VPN/TOR router with a raspberry pi

Today, after all the scandals that appeared in the media about data leaks, we are all afraid to find our personnals data on the web or stole by someone elese.

Known that there are solutions to protect your internet communications. Those are called TOR and VPN. Both of them are encryption that securised you communication on internet and are free and open source.

You can make a open source VPN/TOR router with a Raspberry pi from home. To do this a DIY way, you need to gather the following hardware:

  • 1 Raspberry pi

  • 1 8 Gb SD card or more

  • 1 USB mini cord to power the pi

  • 2 wifi dongles or a raspberry pi 3(The wifi is included)

After gathering all the hardware, we can switch to the dark side of the force, the software. Lol. :-)))

  • Download the last version of Raspbian (The Operating system for the Raspberry pi) on the Raspberry pi's website and follow the instructions there to install it: Download Raspbian OS for Raspberry pi

  • Install the OS on your pi and enable the SSH when the system is booting up.

  • Connect your Raspberry to internet.

  • Create an access point. It allows computers to connect to internet via the router we have just created via the Raspberry pi.

  • Install the encryption VPN or TOR depending or your preferencess

  • And connect to a wifi client

This technology allows you to navigate on internet and share files in secured way with the encryption created by VPN and TOR.

More details on this project are available with the following link: How to build an open source VPN TOR router with a aspberry pi

If you got all the materiels, you can make your own router and share it with us afterwards.

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