There are plenty of instructions on the web about turning a Ubuntu system to a wifi router. However, this is always done with command line operations. I want something simpler. Way simpler.

I use OpenWrt at home on my wireless router. It as a very good web interface, very easy to use. Is there anything like this for Ubuntu?


If you want to avoid the command line (iptables/firewalld) as much as possible you can run OpenWRT instead of Ubuntu if the sole use is going to be a router, if you want to use it as a PC at the same time install Virt-manager and then use the KVM virtual machine image of OpenWRT.

KVM https://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05.1/x86/kvm_guest/

x64 https://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05.1/x86/64/

  • I understand what you are saying, but you fail to find easy instructions on how to bridge and reroute networking traffic to the kvm instance. I have no clue how to do this. +1 for giving me an idea, but it is not the easy solution I am looking for. – Hans Deragon Mar 3 '17 at 6:26
  • Bridging a network interface is easy but it does requier a one time visit to the command line to set it up. After that you do everything from the desktop GUIs. – m_krsic Mar 3 '17 at 6:44

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