Smallest cheapest device to run a tor home server?

Rochester TOR Admin onionroutor at
Fri Apr 11 16:47:25 UTC 2008

Maybe someone else has found a better answer but when I researched this I
found that although dd-wrt can run tor, there aren't any updated pre-built
packages so you will most likely have to compile your own.

Check out the archives for some help:

I still think in the end it's better to run a cheap computer dedicated to
tor than to try to install it onto the firmware.  If you do find an easier
solution, let us know! :)

ROC Tor Admin

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 1:58 PM, Chris Palmer <chris at>

> Tom Arnold writes:
> > I have a linux WLAN router ( DD-WRT ) with 125 Mhz, 4 mb flash and 16 mb
> > RAM ( 3 mb free ). Is that enough to run Tor?  ( I didnt find any recent
> > ipk packages .. so i guess it is not worth it otherwise people would do
> it
> > ... ) Would a 32 mb device with 200 mhz do the trick? Or what about the
> > NSLU2 or the Linkstation. Or is a used laptop the best choice?
> Those are all likely to be insufficient. A used laptop could work, or you
> could take a look at sites like for small systems.
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