A Cheap WiFi Memory Card Reader Hacked To Run OpenWRT

Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 26 January 2016 at 10:05 AM EST. 12 Comments
A Zsun WiFi SD Card Reader that sells for $13~19 USD has been hacked to run OpenWRT for turning it into a wireless access point or using it for other fun tasks.

The ZSun WiFi Memory Card Reader isn't intended for running OpenWRT, but has been modified to do so. There is this detailed Wiki page explaining how to adapt this cheap WiFI SD card reader into running OpenWRT for WiFi networking purposes, possible use-cases around IoT, play around with mesh networking, or really any other interesting scenarios along those lines. The Zsun device is powered by an AR9331 SoC with 64MB of RAM and 16MB of flash storage.

If you are looking for a Zsun WiFi Memory Card Reader to fiddle around with it under OpenWRT, you can find them in stock at Amazon.com for just $18 USD.
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