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Supported operating systems pfSense® CE, OPNSense, OpenWRT and all other router systems are supported
CPU AMD Embedded G series GX-412TC, 1.0Ghz/1.4Ghz quad Jaguar core with 64 bit and AES-NI support, 32K data + 32K instruction cache per core, shared 2MB L2 cache.
Memory 2 GB DDR3-1333 DRAM
Storage 16GB SSD (durable and fast Solid state drive)
NICs 2x Gigabit (Intel i211AT)
Ports DB9 serial port, 2 USB 3.0 external, 2 USB 2.0 internal, three front panel LEDs, pushbutton, 2 miniPCI express (one with SIM socket), LPC bus, GPIO header, I2C bus, COM2 (3.3V RXD / TXD)
Graphics -
BIOS Coreboot BIOS
Power consumption 6W idle, 12W under full load
Cooling Conductive cooling from the CPU to the enclosure using a 3 mm alu heat spreader (included)
Dimensions 16.8 cm X 15.7 cm
Other can connect 2x WiFi cards
Weight 0.785 kg
Manufacturer PC Engines

APU2E0 Router reviews


APU2E0: 2x Gigabit LAN, Quad Core CPU, 16GB SSD, 2GB RAM

2,283 SEK

(2,853.75 incl. SE 25% VAT)
2,283 SEK 2099-01-01

APU2, APU3 and APU4 are the most popular routers we sell because they are open-source, achieve excellent performance and are rock solid.

The router is shipped assembled, pre-configured, optimized and ready to use (unless you choose otherwise).

APU router is the most open-source network device you can buy. It comes with open-source BIOS, open-source operating system of your choice and open hardware schematics. It's not locked down in any way.

APU2, APU3 and APU4 are very similar to each other and achieve roughly the same performance. You can see the detailed comparison here

Hardware supports OPNsense, pfSense, Open-WRT, *BSD and number of other operating systems.

Things to consider:

  • APU2E0 is a stripped-down version of APU2E5.
    • It has 2GB of non-ECC RAM instead of 4GB ECC
    • 2 LAN ports instead of 3
    • i211AT NIC interfaces (same)
    • no internal SATA port.
    • in practice, it has the same performance as the more expensive version!
  • APU2 supports two WiFi mPCIe cards. APU3 and APU4 support one. 
  • You can connect one or two mPCIe LTE modems to APU3 and APU4 to get WAN over 3G/4G.
  • Detailed comparison of APU2, APU3, APU4. 
  • All LAN ports have real interfaces with separate chips. Those are real router ports, not switch ports.

Advantages over competing hardware products

  • Completely silent. 0 dB - passively cooled. No moving parts.
  • Small: 16.8 cm X 15.7 cm 
  • Very low power consumption - 6 to 12W. 
  • Very high throughput - 1 Gbit on OPNsense, pfSense, OpenWRT and IPFire
  • CPU has built-in encryption support (AES-NI), allowing for high VPN throughput.

Hardware included: