Currently working in Telecom. Mikrotik, DLINK, Alcoma, ITEllite, these and other manufacturers of finished devices are constantly on the table. RouterOS, OpenWRT and other operating systems are familiar and studied far and wide. Network planning, equipment configuration and other pleasures of the network engineer.
Interested in the work of the whole matter at a low level and want to develop their own, simple router. For starters, you want to try to create a simple L2 switch with two ports and a simple firewall.
Ask to distribute a model plan of study of the issue.
Please do not advise to disassemble the Chinese iron and copy, are interested in comprehensive study of the process.
Ready to share the news if anyone is interested.
Alicia.Greenholt answered on March 19th 20 at 08:35
To get started, buy river sand.
michelle.Lango answered on March 19th 20 at 08:37
You want to create your iron? Don't want to be rude, but this is extremely expensive and difficult for an individual (although theoretically possible). Buy Board with SoC type FPGA+ARM (e.g., Zynq 7000, or Zynq UltraScale), and with the right number of ports and smoke Verilog, SystemVerilog, network protocols, methods of verification (UVM). For a few years of lessons is enough.
Then you can make your own version of the Board, there will need to quite get CAD, signal integrity, wiring a high-speed (there are all sorts of DDR3 and DDR4), methods and techniques of installation, to buy good still and the log. analyzer (not Ali), and other stuff for a few tens of thousands of dollars. In General, it is possible.
korbi answered on March 19th 20 at 08:39
see datasheets on chips atheros broadcom mediatek they have English-language documentation and connection diagram in the same way choosing the memory order printed circuit Board assemble test and forward the firmware is better to use open source for example OpenWRT