The upgrade of an OpenWRT seems very difficult but it isn’t when you know what to consider.
Let’s Encrypt needs normally access via port 80 and 442 to the device that requests a certificate.
This article describes how to configure the necessary firewall rules.
Firewall, port forwarding, etc.? What and how should this get configured to make our services available?
This article describes describes exemplary how to make the necessary adjustmenzs to the firewall
The installation of the WireGuard server was successful accomplished on the OpenWRT device. Now connect your devices, so called peers, to your WireGuard server.
OpenWRT supports WireGuard! So why not use the VPN services on all your devices when you are not at home to use your own adblocker and other services you run on an OpenWRT device and have access to your local network.
The setup of the WireGuard server is not really difficult and straight forward.
OpenWRT can be configured to support encrypted DNS requests. The relevant software packages stubby and dnsmasq can be installed from the repositories.
OpenWRT offers an adblock tool and extensive block lists. It blocks adds on DNS basis like a Pi-hole. The service easy to install and to configure.
OpenWRT can use more than one DDNS service compared to a standard router. The setup is really easy.
OpenWRT provides a wide variety of statistics and monitoring tools. This article shows some examples.
This article describes how to mount an USB storage device in OpenWRT.