If you need more permanent solution than BigClown Playground you can install all the services yourself in your system. This guide will help you to install and configure these services:

  • BigClown Gateway bcg
  • BigClown Firmware Tool bcf
  • BigClown Host Tool bch
  • Mosquitto MQTT broker
  • Node-RED
  • The process manager pm2


  1. Update the package

    opkg update
  2. Install the driver for the BigClown Radio Dongle and BigClown Core module:

    opkg install kmod-usb-serial-ftdi kmod-usb-acm
    insmod ftdi_sio
    insmod cdc_acm
  3. Install Mosquitto server and clients:

    opkg install mosquitto mosquitto-client
  4. Enable service for Mosquitto

    /etc/init.d/mosquitto enable
  5. Start Mosquitto service

    /etc/init.d/mosquitto start
  6. Install Python 3 (required by the BigClown Gateway and BigClown Firmware Tool).

    opkg install python3 python3-pip
  7. Install the BigClown Gateway, BigClown Flash Tool and BigClown Host Tool:

    pip3 install --upgrade --no-cache-dir bcg
    pip3 install --upgrade --no-cache-dir bcf
    pip3 install --upgrade --no-cache-dir bch

Finishing for Radio Dongle as a gateway

Follow these steps if you have Radio Dongle as a gateway.

  1. Finish installation part

  2. Download configuration

    wget "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bigclownlabs/bch-gateway/master/turris/etc/config/bc-gateway-usb-dongle" -O /etc/config/bc-gateway-usb-dongle
  3. Make sure the configuration works

    uci show bc-gateway-usb-dongle
  4. Download Init Script

    wget "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/bigclownlabs/bch-gateway/master/turris/etc/init.d/bc-gateway-usb-dongle" -O /etc/init.d/bc-gateway-usb-dongle
  5. Add execute permission

    chmod u+x /etc/init.d/bc-gateway-usb-dongle
  6. Enable service for gateway

    /etc/init.d/bc-gateway-usb-dongle enable
  7. Start service

    /etc/init.d/bc-gateway-usb-dongle start
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