Friendly Elec NanoPi R2S

Support is added with IPFire 2.27 - Core Update 161

The NanoPi R2S (as "R2S") is a FriendlyElec mini-router with edge-computing and dual Gbps Ethernet ports. It is compact and could be enclosed in a custom metal case of 60 x 62 x 27.5 mm. The NanoPi R2S uses Rockchip's quad-core A53 RK3328 with powerful performance. Its default frequency is 1.2GHz and the NanoPi R2S has 1GB of memory. 1


NanoPi R2S Specifications

  • Rockchip RK3328, Quad-core Cortex-A53 (aarch64)
  • 1GB of DDR4 memory
  • 1 MicroSD card slot for external storage up to 128GB
  • 2x Gigabit LAN
  • USB 2.0 (type A)

IPFire using the Serial Port at baud rate of 115200 n8. The R2S connects via a 3.3V TTL, 3-pin 2.54mm pitch connector.

**Note**: If you have problems booting **without** the serial interface connect, add a 10k ohm resistor between GND and RX.

On-board Ethernet Ports

There are two on-board Ethernet ports on the NanoPi R2S.


The upper right on-board Ethernet port is labelled WAN on the FriendlyElec schematic. In the IPFire setup Network Menu it is known as:
of: rk_gmac-dwmac

The right side RJ-45 below is the 2nd Ethernet port and is labelled LAN on the FriendlyElec schematic. In the IPFire setup Network Menu it is known as:
usb: Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter


Installation info

Friendly Elec NanoPi R2S does not include any video interface.In order to initial setup IPFire,you should use serial console to configure your device. For that, a serial cable is required. Since modern computers no longer come with a serial port, a USB-to-serial adapter can be used as well.Connect your PC and R2S with a cable.Continue with the methods presented in this document.


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