[Freedombox-discuss] Using Freedombox with a normal router

Andrey Skvortsov andrej.skvortzov at gmail.com
Thu Aug 3 07:46:34 UTC 2017

Hi Yoel,

On 17-08-02 23:56, Yoel Koenka wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a security question.
> Isn't it a security issue, connecting my freedombox to my router?
> Most of the recommended hardware include only one ethernet port, so you
> have to connect your modem to a router and the freedombox connects to this
> router, like your own PC.
> My question is, isn't it a potential security breach? For all we know, the
> router could send copies of our safely encrypted messages without any of
> the security offered by Freedombox.
> There is a lot being said about having an open-hardware freedombox and an
> open-hardware USB-WiFi dongle, but I couldn't find anything about the
> router itself.
> I guess the best would be to have an open-hardware hub and use it instead
> of a router.
> Can someone recommend on such a hardware?
I'm using FreedomBox as an router. It's running on
So far I'm pretty happy with it.

> Or did I miss something in my analysis and this isn't a risk at all?

Best regards,
Andrey Skvortsov
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