I bought a Raspberry Pi 2 B , and I want to build a Lantern network at home. So I want to use the Raspberry Pi as a router.

What I know

  1. I know the Lantern for Linux version is based on Debian, and Raspbian is also based on Debian.
  2. I found a version of Lantern for Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit, but I don't know if it will work on Raspbian.

How could I use the Pi as a router for Lantern?

2 Answers 2


The pre-built Ubuntu packages will not work, so you will probably have to build it from source. That means setting up a developer stack on your Pi, installing go and docker and make.

From there, you will need to get gost, that in turn, from what I can read, will download the Lantern sources.

Then you should be able to use this guide to build and run lantern.

Note that I haven't tried. ;)


I've built a headless lantern binary package for raspbian.
You can download and install it manually.

wget https://github.com/EasyPi/docker-lantern-arm/releases/download/2.2.5/lantern_2.2.5-1_armhf.deb
sudo dpkg -i lantern_2.2.5-1_armhf.deb
sudo systemctl start lantern
sudo systemctl enable lantern
curl -x https://www.google.com/

If you want to build it by yourself, please read this.

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