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tmomas ↷ Page name changed from reasons_to_use_lede to reasons_to_use_openwrt
reasons_to_use_openwrt [2018/09/22 20:19] (current)
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     * Run [[docs:​guide-user:​services:​ad-blocking]] on your router so you can enjoy clean uncluttered web experience from any connected device.     * Run [[docs:​guide-user:​services:​ad-blocking]] on your router so you can enjoy clean uncluttered web experience from any connected device.
     * Reduce latency/lag (bufferbloat) even during heavy traffic with [[docs:​guide-user:​network:​traffic-shaping:​sqm|Smart Queue Management]]     * Reduce latency/lag (bufferbloat) even during heavy traffic with [[docs:​guide-user:​network:​traffic-shaping:​sqm|Smart Queue Management]]
-    * Secure access to your home network when away via [[docs:​guide-user:​services:​vpn:​openvpn:​server.comprehensive|OpenVPN Server]].+    * Secure access to your home network when away via [[docs:​guide-user:​services:​vpn:​openvpn:​comprehensive|OpenVPN Server]].
     * Secure your internet access and prevent your ISP from snooping on your internet activity (requires third party service) [[docs:​guide-user:​services:​vpn:​openvpn:​client|OpenVPN Client]]. ​     * Secure your internet access and prevent your ISP from snooping on your internet activity (requires third party service) [[docs:​guide-user:​services:​vpn:​openvpn:​client|OpenVPN Client]]. ​
     * Prevent your ISP from snooping on your DNS requests via [[docs:​guide-user:​services:​dns:​dnscrypt|DNSCrypt]].     * Prevent your ISP from snooping on your DNS requests via [[docs:​guide-user:​services:​dns:​dnscrypt|DNSCrypt]].
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     * Create a [[docs:​guide-user:​network:​wifi:​guestwifi:​configuration|Guest Network for Guest WiFi]] allowing access to internet, but not your local devices.     * Create a [[docs:​guide-user:​network:​wifi:​guestwifi:​configuration|Guest Network for Guest WiFi]] allowing access to internet, but not your local devices.
     * Control access using the [[docs:​guide-user:​firewall:​parental-controls|time limits and parental controls]].     * Control access using the [[docs:​guide-user:​firewall:​parental-controls|time limits and parental controls]].
-    * [[docs:​guide-user:​download_volume_and_bandwidth_quota|Set quota on download volume or bandwidth]]. Useful for e.g. 3G/4G connection with limited up/download volume.+    * [[docs:​guide-user:​network:​wan:​wwan:​bandwith_caps_gb_quota|Set quota on download volume or bandwidth]]. Useful for e.g. 3G/4G connection with limited up/download volume.
     * [[docs:​guide-user:​hardware:​video:​webcam|Add a webcam]] for live surveillance or timelapse video creation of landscapes or 3D printers.     * [[docs:​guide-user:​hardware:​video:​webcam|Add a webcam]] for live surveillance or timelapse video creation of landscapes or 3D printers.
-    * [[docs:​guide-user:​weatherstation|Connect to your weather station]] with [[docs:​guide-user:​services:​automation:​pywws]] or [[docs:​guide-user:​services:​automation:​weewx]],​ record [[docs:​guide-user:​weather.statistics|weather statistics]] and make them accessible via a [[docs:​guide-user:​webserver|webserver]],​ garnished with a [[docs:​guide-user:​webcam|live webcam image]].+    * [[docs:​guide-user:​weatherstation|Connect to your weather station]] with [[docs:​guide-user:​services:​automation:​pywws]] or [[docs:​guide-user:​services:​automation:​weewx]],​ record [[docs:​guide-user:​weather.statistics|weather statistics]] and make them accessible via a [[docs:​guide-user:services:webserver:start|webserver]],​ garnished with a [[docs:​guide-user:​webcam|live webcam image]].
     * [[docs:​guide-user:​1wire|Interact with 1-wire devices]] (sensors, actors, ...).     * [[docs:​guide-user:​1wire|Interact with 1-wire devices]] (sensors, actors, ...).
-    * Make your router a central for [[docs:​guide-user:​home_automation|home automation]]. +    * Make your router a central for [[docs:​guide-user:​services:​automation:​start|home automation]]. 
-    * Access a wider range of [[docs:​guide-user:​services:​ddns:​client|Dynamic DNS (ddns)]] providers than vendor firmware via [[packages:pkgdata:​ddns-scripts|DDNS scripts]].+    * Access a wider range of [[docs:​guide-user:​services:​ddns:​client|Dynamic DNS (ddns)]] providers than vendor firmware via [[packages:pkgdata_lede17_1:​ddns-scripts|DDNS scripts]].
  
  
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 The vibrant community of developers, volunteers, and other long-time OpenWrt users are always available to help solve an issue. ​ The vibrant community of developers, volunteers, and other long-time OpenWrt users are always available to help solve an issue. ​
  
-  * [[https://​forum.lede-project.org|LEDE forum]] - member-to-member conversations about LEDE+  * [[https://​forum.openwrt.org|OpenWrt ​forum]] - member-to-member conversations about OpenWrt
   * [[http://​lists.infradead.org/​mailman/​listinfo/​lede-dev|LEDE Developer]] and [[http://​lists.infradead.org/​mailman/​listinfo/​lede-adm|LEDE Admin]] mailing lists   * [[http://​lists.infradead.org/​mailman/​listinfo/​lede-dev|LEDE Developer]] and [[http://​lists.infradead.org/​mailman/​listinfo/​lede-adm|LEDE Admin]] mailing lists
   * [[https://​webchat.freenode.net/​|#​lede-dev]] and [[https://​webchat.freenode.net/​|#​lede-adm]] on IRC   * [[https://​webchat.freenode.net/​|#​lede-dev]] and [[https://​webchat.freenode.net/​|#​lede-adm]] on IRC
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   * Configuration information is stored in plain-text files to ease the editing and/or copying.   * Configuration information is stored in plain-text files to ease the editing and/or copying.
   * [[docs:​guide-user:​additional-software:​imagebuilder|OpenWrt Image Generator]] allows you to create your own firmware images for your device with any customizations (pre-defined password, WiFi, etc).   * [[docs:​guide-user:​additional-software:​imagebuilder|OpenWrt Image Generator]] allows you to create your own firmware images for your device with any customizations (pre-defined password, WiFi, etc).
-  * The [[docs:​guide-user:​luci:​start|LuCI]] Web GUI allows you to select [[docs:​guide-user:​luci:​luci.themes|themes]] that suit your needs/​tastes In addition, [[packages:pkgdata:​luci-i18n-base-lang|Localization of Web UI]] is available via packages in over 20 languages.+  * The [[docs:​guide-user:​luci:​start|LuCI]] Web GUI allows you to select [[docs:​guide-user:​luci:​luci.themes|themes]] that suit your needs/​tastes In addition, [[packages:pkgdata_lede17_1:​luci-i18n-base-lang|Localization of Web UI]] is available via packages in over 20 languages.
   * Configure the external LEDs and buttons/​switches to suit your needs.   * Configure the external LEDs and buttons/​switches to suit your needs.
  
 ===== Zero Cost ===== ===== Zero Cost =====
 OpenWrt is provided for free through its GPL license, and thanks to the efforts of many volunteer contributors (both individuals and companies). There are no subscription or licensing fees. OpenWrt is provided for free through its GPL license, and thanks to the efforts of many volunteer contributors (both individuals and companies). There are no subscription or licensing fees.
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