After more than 2 years I am getting into my Shield.
This device was gathering dust and now i am getting into it.
I have connected it in the following manner:
Modem-->Nighthawk R8000-->managed switch-->Shield-->unmanaged Switch-->laptop
So eth0 is connected to my switch and eth2 to my unmanaged switch. Therefore the Shield
is in router mode.
I have upgraded the firmware to version 1.51 SP1.
First time i powered it on, after some delay, it worked and i have internet connection.
My pihole, installed on a Pi zero, is also integrated in my home network.
Did some speedtest without the shield and with the shield.
Without the shield and without pihole on average, Down: 223,01 Mbps Up: 31,03 Mbps
Without the shield and with pihole on average, Down: 307,21 Mbps Up: 31,08 Mbps
Shield + pihole, Down: 34,64 Mbps Up: 31,05 Mbps
In the forum I saw that Grommish had throughput of 800 Mbps.
Let me say that i am not a tech savy person, but I have some basic skills in linux.
Coming to this point what I want to ask is where to go from here.
I browsed the forum, but it seems a lot of info is scattered.
If one can give me a good starting point where i can take it further.
There is a version 2 of the firmware and I would like to get there.
I am the maintainer over on OpenWrt, but I maintain the ability to build for all three slots (OpenWrt only builds for Router slot) along with some other things.
Currently, there is a nasty Kernel memleak with the Octeon Ethernet driver that appears in 5.10+. The upstream says it isn't them, but it's still there and something none of us have managed to fix.
Honestly, this place was mostly dead when I first arrived (very late, much like yourself), with people having gave up and moved on when Itus went under. It hasn't gotten more traffic over the time, unfortunately.
I am still impressed with the hardware but wish Marvell was more open in supporting the MIPS64 SoCs. I'm sure I'll get an email if you reply, and again, you can find me on the OpenWrt forum as Grommish (same in the #openwrt-devel IRC channel on OFTC)
Feel free to hit me up there if you need something, have a question, need help, etc (same goes to anyone else who might need assistance as well)