I recently got my WiTi board from mqmaker.com – a high performance open-source router platform. It was funded from a IndieGoGo project and was based on OpenWrt, and thus is easy to customize.
The project doesn’t have a lot of documentation yet, so I just updated its description in the OpenWrt wiki to describe the initial out-of-box setup (pretty smooth – no surprises). Read it at: https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/mqmaker/witi
For some unfathomable (to me) reason, Windows doesn’t seem to ship with a SSH program out of the box. I’ve used the venerable Putty in the past, but it makes you do a lot of work for a simple SSH session.
I recently ran across an open-source replacement called Cmder for Windows. Based on ConEmu, it bills itself as a “portable console emulator for Windows”. I find it a great replacement for PuTTY, Console, and Powershell. Cmder has a huge number of benefits:
Cmder allows you to create a ssh session simply by typing ssh user@host — I’m immediately in love
Cmder is easy on the eyes, with attractive fonts, default Monokai color scheme, and resizable windows
If you get the “full” version, you get bash emulation with a Unix-y environment, including ls, grep, and even git