The Outernet software can be run either on a native Linux install, or within a virtual machine.

In order to follow this guide, you will need:

  • RTL-SDR USB dongle
  • LNA (low noise amplifier)
  • Patch antenna
  • Internet connection
  • Basic familiarity with the Linux command line shell

The RTL-SDR radio dongle, LNA, and antenna, can be purchased through Outernet either individually or as a kit.