Operating system pfSense® CE, OPNSense, IPFire, 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 4 GB ECC DDR3-1333 DRAM
NICs 3 x Gbit (Intel i210AT)
Storage 16GB SSD
Graphics None
Power consumption 6W idle, 12W under full load
Ports 1x Serial, 4x USB, 3x LAN
Cooling Passively cooled. Silent
Dimensions 168 mm x 157 mm x 30 mm
Other can connect 2x WiFi cards
Weight 0.785 kg
Manufacturer PC Engines

APU2E4 Router reviews

APU2E4_ROUTER

APU2E4: 3x Gigabit LAN, Quad Core CPU, 16GB SSD, 4GB RAM

2,102 SEK

(2,627.5 incl. VAT)
2,102 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. If you aren't sure which one to choose, get APU2E4. 

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

Things to consider:

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 pfSense, OpenWRT and IPFire
  • CPU has built-in encryption support (AES-NI), allowing for high VPN throughput. 100-140Mbit/s on OpenVPN and about 700Mbit/s on Wireguard
  • Price.

Hardware included:

Advantages over the proprietary solutions:

  • Low total cost of ownership
  • No artificial add-ons requires to make your system fully functional
  • No additional charges for extra features - everything is included. unlimited users, unlimited firewall rules. unlimited VPN accounts.
  • Low power consumption. It won't show on your electric bill.
  • No moving parts. This system is designed to last decades.

Router/Firewall comes assembled, pre-configured and ready to use.