Building a BeagleBone Firewall: Shopping List

As prices change, and parts change, this will likely be outdated very quickly.

Other items you will NEED but may have lying around, the BeagleBone only has a single USB connection, so if you want to connect the ethernet and a keyboard, you will need the hub, but you may or may not want the mouse.

  • Monitor that accepts HDMI
  • USB Hub, I recommend a POWERED USB 3 Hub, this way you could run a high-power WiFi antenna and, turn this setup into a WiFi access point as well.
  • USB Keyboard
  • USB Mouse
  • microSD card Reader

I will be using Ubuntu Linux to do all the work with the microSD, so dd is all I need. However, if you are running Microsoft Windows®, you will need a raw image writer, such as Win32DiskImager and an SSH client such as Putty.

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