Linux Router OS for x86 and dedicated router hardware

Linux Router OS

Almost any Linux Distro can be used as an OS to create a Router. However, there are some linux distros dedicated to routers only.

Although there are many OSes or firmware created for routers, we will publish a list of some of the most used ones. Or rather, a list of some of the software we have information on are the most used.

Mikrotik

  • Mikrotik router hardware
  • X86.

DD-WRT

  • Multiple dedicated router hardware (mostly used on Linksys routers).
  • X86.

OpenWRT

  • Multiple dedicated router hardware.
  • X86.

Tomato

  • Broadcom based routers.
  • MIPS.

Zeroshell

  • X86.
  • ARM architecture.

Alpine Linux

  • x86.
  • ARM.

ClearOS

  • x86

Endian Firewall

  • x86

Openwall

  • x86

VyOS

  • x86