Free OpenWrt Alternatives

    The best free alternative to OpenWrt is DD-WRT, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to OpenWrt and 16 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to OpenWrt are pfSense (Free, Open Source), ClearOS (Free, Open Source), Gargoyle (Free, Open Source) and LibreMesh (Free).

    This page was last updated Apr 19, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      The libre Embedded GNU/Linux Distro.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Tomato
      EasyTomato is a powerful, easy-to-use, free bandwidth manager that is perfect for schools, hospitals, and nonprofits with slow internet connections and limited IT knowledge.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Tomato
      Tomato USB is an alternative Linux-based firmware for powering Broadcom-based ethernet routers.

      Discontinued

      No longer developed. Last version, Build 54, released on November 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Read The Docs
      • OpenWrt
      • GitHub
      Gluon is a modular framework for creating OpenWRT-based firmwares for wireless mesh servers. Several Freifunk communities in Germany use Gluon as the foundation of their Freifunk firmwares.
    1. The securityrouter.org project is a network operating system and software distribution based on OpenBSD, featuring a single, revision-managed, clear-text configuration file with soft re-configuration, editable from CLI and web interface.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      a system based on Linux, dedicated for routers with Broadcom chipset and distributed on the GPL license. This advanced system consists of a particularly friendly interface, thanks to which even inexperienced users can easily work with it.
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