Operating system pfSense® CE, OPNSense, IPFire, OpenWRT and all other router systems are supported.
CPU Intel Core i7-6500U Dual Core, 4 threads, Up To 3.1GHz
Memory 16 GB DDR4 2133MHz
NICs 6 x Intel I211-AT Gigabit NIC
Storage 128GB mSata SSD
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 520
Power consumption ~15W
Ports 1 x HDMI, 1 x RS-232, 4 x USB (2x 3.0, 2 x 2.0), 1 x SATA 3 - for a full size hard drive, 2 x Mini-PCIe, 6 x Intel I211-AT Gigabit NIC
Cooling Passively cooled
Dimensions 187 x 115 x 52 mm
Other Not compatible with WiFi cards sold in the store
Weight 1.700 kg
Manufacturer Qotom

TLSense i7 6500U reviews

TLSENSE-i7-6500U

TLSense i7 6500U: 6x Gigabit LAN, 6th gen i7 CPU, 128GB SSD, 16GB RAM

6,618 SEK

(8,272.5 incl. VAT)
6,618 SEK 2099-01-01

TLSense routers are intended for customers needing high VPN throughput or high IDS/IPS performance in addition to hight routing performance and low latency. This model has roughly 9x better OpenVPN performance than APU.

Hardware supports pfSense®, OPNSense, OpenWRT as well as Windows, Linux, OpenBSD, and other operating systems.

See the hardware benchmark to understand how this model compares to other routers offered in the webshop.

Hardware specification

  • CPU: 6th generation Intel Core i7 6500U Dual Core, 4 threads, Up To 3.1GHz. Full specification on Intel's website
  • Network: 6 x Intel I211-AT Gigabit NIC
  • Memory: Installed 16GB DDR4 (1 slot x DDR4-2133. Max 16GB)
  • Storage: mSATA. 128GB installed. Supports up to 480GB. Regular 2.5' SATA drives can be installed as well.
  • Intel® HD Graphics 520
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x RS-232
  • 4 x USB (2x 3.0, 2 x 2.0)
  • 1 x SATA 3 - for a 2.5' size hard drive.
  • 2 x Mini-PCIe (1x mSata, 1x miniPCIe with USB interface - WiFi not supported.)
  • CPU has AES-NI support
  • It can be used as a router, server, or even a desktop computer.

Included in the box

  • 1 x TLSense router (as specified above)
  • 1 x Power adapter (12V, 5A)
  • 1 x SATA cable (installed)
  • 1 x VESA mount

Tips:

  • You can install a regular 2.5 inch SATA drive to extend storage to multiple TB. 
  • Use the HDMI port to enter into BIOS. (press F11 at boot)
  • Note: this model does not work with the mPCIe WiFi cards offered in the store because all PCI lines are assigned to 6 NICs

Throughput

This hardware has been internally tested at TekLager to provide clients with reliable information.

  • Full 1 Gigabit routing under pfSense 2.4.4
  • 1Gbit/s encrypted OpenVPN throughput under pfSense 2.4.4 using AES-GCM. 
  • 1Gbit/s encrypted WireGuard throughput under OpenWRT.
  • See the hardware benchmark to understand how this model compares to other routers offered in the webshop.

Advantages over competing hardware products

  • Very low power consumption - 15W 
  • Low total cost of ownership (no licensing fees, low power consumption)
  • Completely silent. 0 dB - passively cooled. No moving parts.
  • CPU has built-in encryption support (AES-NI), allowing for high VPN throughput.
  • No artificial add-ons required to make your system fully functional
  • No additional charges for extra features - everything is included: unlimited users, unlimited firewall rules, unlimited VPN accounts.
  • No planned obsolescence - future versions of open-source operating systems will continue to work on this hardware.