Ridiculous Router: Using OpenWRT to do all the enterprise stuff

Presented at ToorCon San Diego 20 (2018), Sept. 16, 2018, 4 p.m. (20 minutes)

OpenWRT is stable on many cheap platforms. It does so many things. The power provided by modern embedded device can sometimes give commercial hardware a run for its money, especially in the SoHo environment. This talk discusses uses a moderately prices home router to provide most of the features you might want in a network: Enterprise WiFi, VPN (outbound AND inbound), network segmentation, redundancy, multi-wan, dynamic routing. Do a lot with a little.

Presenters:

  • Gene Erik
    Gene Erik is a hacker with many variety interests spanning the gamut of hacking topic, including wireless networking, software defined radio, embedded device hacking, phone phreaking, application security, social engineering, and much more. Gene Erik is a hacker with many variety interests spanning the gamut of hacking topic, including wireless networking, software defined radio, embedded device hacking, phone phreaking, application security, social engineering, and much more. Gene's major passion is taking those hacking concepts, distilling them down, and weaponizing them through automation and tool creation. In the real world, Gene has had experience at companies big and small doing stuff all over the IT professional space: software development; technical support; desktop support; dev(sec)ops (system administration and hardening, orchestration, vulnerability management, cloud achitecture and migration, and the software development that goes with it); network engineering; data center and storage architecture; PBX design and management; AppSec; and much more. Gene is a long time toorcon attendee with a passion for breaking (and fixing) things.

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