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Supported operating systems pfSense® CE, OPNSense, OpenWRT and all other router systems are supported
CPU Intel Celeron 2980U @ 1.60GHz
Memory 4GB installed (max 8GB)
Storage 16GB SSD installed (max 512GB). Additional 2.5'' SSD is possible
NICs 4 x SFP Intel I350 Gigabit NIC, 2 x Intel I211-AT Gigabit NIC
Ports Front: 2x USB3.0, 2x USB2.0, 1x VGA, 1x Power Switch. Rear: 2*RJ45 Lan, 4*SFP, 1x RJ45 COM(serial), 1x DC power supply
Graphics Intel HD Graphics for 4th gen
Power consumption 15W TDP
Cooling Passively cooled
Dimensions 148 x 126 x 49mm
Weight 1.000 kg
Manufacturer Yling

TLSense 2980U reviews


TLSense 2980U: 4x SFP, 2x Gigabit LAN, Celeron 2980U,

9,999 SEK

(3,727.5 incl. SE 25% VAT)
9,999 SEK 2099-01-01

This router is intended primarily for customers needing multiple SFP ports. 

Routing performance is better than APU. It routes full gigabit on pfSense and OPNsense without any configuration tweaks. Not intended for OpenVPN. If you are planning to build a high-performance VPN gateway, consider the full-size TLSense routers. 

Included in the box

  • 1 x router
  • 1 x Power adapter (12V, 4A) - EU cable.
  • 1 x VESA mount (can be used to mount the router to a wall)


  • There's a SATA port on the motherboard and a bracket for mounting 2.5'' drives inside the chassis. See photo.
  • Use the HDMI port to enter into BIOS. (press F11 at boot)

Comparison to other models offered in the store

  • The overall CPU performance is similar to TLsense J3060. The single-core performance is much better (good for routing).
  • Better routing performance than APU - full gigabit in pfSense/OPNsense without configuration tweaks.
  • Much slower OpenVPN performance than full-size TLSense routers (only relevant if you plan to run OpenVPN client on it)
  • This model does not work with WiFi cards offered in the store. (no PCI interface).
  • Memory can be extended to 8GB (APU supports up to 4GB)

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