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Supported operating systems OpenWRT, IPFire, Debian, Ubuntu
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
Weight 0.800 kg
Manufacturer PC Engines

APU2E0 Access Point reviews


APU2E0 Router

3,251 SEK

(4,063.75 incl. SE 25% VAT)
3,251 SEK 2099-01-01

This is an access point built with APU2E0 motherboard, 1-2 WiFi cards, high-quality antennas, and OpenWRT operating system.

Depending on the configuration, it's either a single-band (one card) or dual-band (two wifi cards) access point.

The dual band version has both wle200nx and wle600vx WiFi cards. The single-band version has one of these cards.  

It can be used purely as an access point, or as a full router. By default, we configure these systems as router+access point. If you would like us to configure it as a "dumb" access point only, please specify it in a note at checkout.

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 an open-source BIOS, an open-source operating system of your choice, and open hardware schematics. It's not locked down in any way.

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 instead of i210AT
    • 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. 
  • Detailed comparison of APU2, APU3, and APU4. 
  • All LAN ports have real interfaces with separate chips. Those are real router ports, not switch ports.
  • If the open-source aspect is not important to you, consider RUTX11 

Hardware included:

Advantages over proprietary Access Points

  • Very high performance in practice - over 500Mbit/s real throughput. Many commercial APs are having great throughput in theory.
  • Fully open-source. Hardware, BIOS and Operating systems are fully open.
  • High configurability - OpenWRT allows you to take full advantage of the hardware.
  • Small: 16.8 cm X 15.7 cm 
  • Very low power consumption - 6 to 12W. 
  • CPU has built-in encryption support (AES-NI), allowing for high VPN throughput.

The wle600vx card is dual-band, but can't operate in both bands simultaneously. To have a simultaneous dual-band access point, you need two wifi cards. 

This hardware can run any operating system, but we HIGHLY recommend using OpenWRT because it delivers superior WiFi performance in comparison to other systems we have tested. wle600vx wifi card is not supported by BSD(pfSense, OPNSense), it works great with Linux (OpenWRT, IPFire, Ubuntu, etc).