A few days ago, I found a very interesting small product, dandelion X1, which is an intelligent networking box. It is cheap but has a lot of ways to play. It can achieve very special purposes such as private cloud storage and remote network sharing services. Let’s share it with you today.
This is the dandelion X1 router from Beirui Technology. Beirui’s product is actually a very well-known enterprise in the field of network technology. Its main business is to provide users with one-stop open Internet services, including peanut shell (intranet penetration), sunflower (remote control), dandelion (SD-WAN networking), domain name establishment and so on. It is a domestic professional remote collaboration SaaS provider.
The dandelion X1 this time is a mini router mainly for personal and home user applications
In terms of appearance, the dandelion X1 is really very small. It doesn’t look like a router at all, but more like a mini TV set-top box. Its size is 70mm × 70mm × It is 18mm, weighs about 140g, and the color is black on the shell+white LOGO light on the top. When the router is powered on, the LOGO light will light up. According to the color of the light, users can easily grasp the working status of the router.
Dandelion X1 is equipped with a Type-C power interface, an adaptive 10/100M wired network interface, and a USB2.0 interface router. It can directly connect to the network supplier’s optical cat through the wired network interface, and can also realize wireless connection through WiFi. It has built-in dual antennas, supports 802.11n protocol, and the network speed is up to 300Mbps.
The USB interface is mainly used to connect USB flash drives, mobile hard disks, printers and other devices. It supports FAT, NTFS, exFAT, Ext2, Ext3, Ext4 and other hard disks in different formats. The specific playing methods will be described in detail below
About networking. Self-built networking is the biggest feature of Beirui system products. This dandelion router X1 can also achieve independent networking. The networking method of dandelion router X1 is very simple. Now let’s see how the router is networking.
The first is to select the connection mode of the router. We can connect the network supplier’s optical modem through the wired network interface, which can be connected through the WiFi relay.
Then connect the wifi signal of dandelion router X1 via mobile phone or laptop wireless wifi. The wifi signal provided by dandelion router X1 is the signal source starting with “OrayBox”. The first time to connect the wifi of dandelion router X1 does not need a password. After logging in to the wifi, we can enter the router’s management address “10.168.1.1” through the browser to enter the router’s hardware management background, Thus, it can control the DNS and Internet connection mode of the router, and also formulate Internet rules to control the Internet devices connected to the Internet through the dandelion router X1.
(Mobile phone management router hardware)
(Computer phone management router hardware)
(Mobile phone management router hardware – check the working status) Finally, add the dandelion router X1 hardware to the smart network. We need to log in to the dandelion cloud management platform or install the dandelion management APP, select the smart network in the status bar of the management system, click network members, and click add members. Because dandelion router X1 is a hardware member, here we need to bind the SN code of the hardware member.
Then we can see the figure of dandelion router X1 from family members. Next we will talk about the addition of software members
(Networking of hardware members and software members) Choice of “cloud” playing method: according to different network networking requirements, we can choose “private cloud”, “remote access NAS” and “network printing and scheduling” modes. Here I choose to carry out the most commonly used “private cloud” applications. At this time, we connect the USB disk or mobile hard disk to be shared to the USB port of dandelion router X1, Then enter the dandelion router X1 management application center, open file sharing, and set access to storage space.
At this time, the U-disk or mobile hard disk managed by the dandelion router X1 has completed the cloud sharing settings
(Hardware device network mode) The last part is to install and register the “dandelion software client” at the terminal where we need remote access, join the “family member”, and become a member of the software member. At this time, the “dandelion software client” becomes the key for you to access the “home network”, All registered and certified software members can complete cloud sharing of USB flash disk or mobile hard disk data through preset network access.
In addition, software members can be Windows, Android, IOS, even Linux/Raspberry pie and Docker. They can join the network through software members. If the “dandelion software client” is running on the mobile phone, we can see a key sign from the mobile phone status bar to prove that we have access to the dandelion intelligent networking network.
(Install the “dandelion software client” to become a member of the home network software) The other “remote access NAS” and “network printing and scheduling” are basically the same as the “private cloud”. As long as the printers and NAS devices that need to be accessed and used are connected to the dandelion router X1, they can be remotely controlled and accessed through the above methods, so as to achieve “cloud office” and “cloud sharing”, Moreover, this “private cloud sharing” is managed independently by users, which is safer and more reliable than the “cloud sharing” of the network, and also saves more money.
(Computer access hardware, device cloud sharing)
(Computer access to cloud sharing)
(Mobile end access to cloud sharing) Of course, we can also form a “cloud cluster” through multiple Behrey network devices, which can connect the storage space we need to call or share in each work environment, so as to actually “private cloud sharing” and “cloud office”.
Based on the above networking experience of the whole dandelion router X1, Berry’s dandelion router is a very simple and safe “private cloud sharing” solution. It controls the storage or printing equipment through the hardware terminal, and then independently accesses and applies the hardware terminal through the software terminal. If you need to increase the number of software access terminals, you only need to upgrade the service, If you think that the hardware terminal dandelion router X1 can support only one device, you can also purchase other intelligent hardware with more powerful performance, ranging from personal applications to enterprise-level devices. The setting method is also very simple. dandelion has provided a very complete set of solutions, and there is always one for you.