Welcome to the LEDE Project

The LEDE Project is a Linux operating system based on OpenWrt, targeting a wide range of wireless routers and non-network devices. LEDE is an acronym for “Linux Embedded Development Environment”. For more information about LEDE Project organization, see the About LEDE pages.

Note: LEDE is evolving rapidly. As of late 2016, it is probably not stable enough for your family to use as the primary router. We are working hard towards a stable release in the new year. However, if you are willing to live with occasional bugs and instability, you can help us improve LEDE by installing and testing our builds, reporting issues and sending fixes.

We have an entire LEDE Showcase page that gives reasons that you should consider using LEDE.

  • If you're new to LEDE and/or open-source router software, check out the LEDE Quick Start Guide.
  • If you're an old hand, and just want to know how to configure various parts of LEDE, read the LEDE User Guide.
  • If you are a developer, and want to improve/customize/develop LEDE software, read the LEDE Developer Guide to read the source code, build it, and contribute your changes back to the project.
  • If you're not a developer, you can still be part of the team. The documentation can always be improved (even if you simply verify that the instructions match your experience), or you can assist other community members with questions. Don’t hesitate to join the Forum, register yourself to edit this site, start following our mailing list or use the IRC channels to get in touch.

The *Wrt community is made up of many great communities all tinkering on their own mission in improving something on this planet. The Following communities have kindly decided to endorse this project. Thanks !