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X305 V1.2 soft router shield - Left View
X305 V1.2 soft router shield - Front View
X305 V1.2 soft router shield - Rear View
X305 V1.2 soft router shield - Right View
X305 + Pi Zero 2 W / Zero W
X305 + Pi Zero 2 W / Zero W + C296


X305 is a soft router expansion board based on Raspberry Pi ZERO W or Rasberry Pi Zero 2W(BUT No accoring firmware support on OpenWRT OS), it is compatible with Openwrt system, with 2 USB2.0, 2 100M Ethernet ports, powered by type-c, which is convenient for you to DIY your own router;We recommend that you use ImmortalWrt, and ImmortalWrt is the fork of OpenWrt

X305 soft router shield digram


  • Compatible with PI ZERO W /PI ZERO 2W, Power the PI ZERO 2W/ZERO W via pogo pins;
  • DON'T compatiable with Pi Zero because the position of solder joint to power Pi Zero is different with pi zero 2 w / zero w. BUT Pi zero is still supported if you power pi zero and X305 seperately.
  • The micro usb OTG port of Raspberry pi ZERO 2 W /ZERO W can not be used because it is occupied as USB OTG.


  • Carrier Board designed for Raspberry Pi Zero W/2W
  • Equipped with dual 10/100M Ethernet ports
  • Onboard two USB 2.0 Ports - No more external USB hub
  • Gain 3 USB2.0, downstream ports which offer HighSpeed (480Mbps), FullSpeed (12Mbps), and LowSpeed (1.5Mbps)
  • Ideal for soft router applications
  • Compatiblie with OpenWrt without the need for drivers
  • Connects to the Raspberry Pi via Pogo Pins - no wiring & soldering required
  • Power via USB Type-C on X305

How to Power

  • Power Input: 5.1Vdc +/-5% , ≥3A (Power Via USB Type-C port of X305)
Power the kit vis Type-C of X305 NOT Micro USB of Pi Zero 2W

How to Cool

Aluminum Heatsink for raspberry pi zero 2 w, please refer to C296

It is also compatible with raspberry pi zero w by using thermal pads of different thicknesses (1-1.3mm is ok, better to use 1.3mm).

Support Geekworm C296 Heatsink for Pi Zero 2W

Packing List

  • 1 x X305 Soft Router Shield
  • 4 x M2.5 x 5mm Screws

X305-IMG 4288-acce-size-1.jpg

User Manual



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