Connecting the Packet Squirrel

Connecting the Packet Squirrel

First, connect your computer to the Packet Squirrel by plugging one end of a standard Ethernet cable (not included) into your computer's Ethernet port (or a USB Ethernet adapter), and the other end into the Packet Squirrel's "Target" Ethernet port (next to the USB-C power port).

Second, provide power to the Packet Squirrel by connecting to a standard USB-C power source (not included). This can be a USB-A to USB-C cable connected to a power adapter or computer, a USB-C to USB-C cable connected to a power adapter or computer, or any other standard USB-C connection.

First boot

The first time the Packet Squirrel is booted, it will take several minutes to initialize the on-board storage and generate the unique SSH host keys. Once the flash and keys are initialized, future boot times will be significantly reduced.

While the Packet Squirrel is booting and initializing, the LED will flash green. Once the device has finished booting, the LED will flash magenta (or pink) and is ready to be configured.


In arming or setup mode, the Packet Squirrel will provide DHCP to devices on the Target port. Once it is done booting, it will assign an IP address in the range of 172.16.32.X to your computer.

If your computer has not received an IP address over DHCP by the time the Packet Squirrel has finished booting,


Your new Packet Squirrel is now ready to be configured! Navigate to with a browser on your computer to start the setup.

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