Reminders regarding OpenWrt on Itus Shield

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Reminders regarding OpenWrt on Itus Shield

A few reminders for those who choose to update their Shield to an officially supported version.

1) Once you've setup and completed the full installation process, remember to TURN ON Software and Hardware Offloading under Firewall
For those who want a more CLI approach:

uci set firewall.@defaults[0].flow_offloading='1'
uci set firewall.@defaults[0].flow_offloading_hw='1'
uci commit firewall

Failure to do this will result in a ~200Mbps throughput loss on the top end (700Mpbs Off, 900+ On for my connection)  you can assume it also has benefits for raw packet handling, so even if you have a low-throughput connection, I would suggest enabling it.

2) I am still actively working and developing for the Shield.  I have maintained the ability to create images for the Bridge and Gateway slots, although this is NOT part of the official OpenWrt build structure.  If you have an interest in working with images in those slots, check out the Tech Discussion forum.

3) I am always looking for additional active testers or builders.  We have an organizational repo ( and everything done is opensource.  I am more than willing to push changes for consideration into the mainline.  No experience is necessary other than persistence, although linux, C, python, etc experience is very helpful.  OpenWrt is easy enough to figure out if you've not used it.  Shoot me a message if interested.
Running Itus Shield v2 Firmware