TLSense 8550U: 6x Gigabit LAN, 8th gen i7 CPU, 128GB SSD, 16GB RAM

  • Intel Core i7 CPU - up to 4Ghz
  • 6x 1Gbps network ports
  • 4 - 32GB RAM
  • 16 - 512GB SSD

6,920 SEK

(8,650 incl. SE 25% VAT)
6,920 SEK 2099-01-01
This model has been discontinued. Consider TLSense 10210U instead.

TLSense routers are intended for customers needing high VPN throughput or high IDS/IPS performance in addition to high routing performance and low latency. This model has roughly 12x 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: 8th generation Intel Core i7 8550U Quad-Core, 8 threads, Up To 4.0GHz. Full specification on Intel's website
  • Network: 6 x Intel I211-AT Gigabit NIC
  • Memory: Installed 16GB DDR4 (2 slots x DDR4-2400. Max 32GB)
  • Storage: mSATA. 128GB installed. Supports up to 480GB. Regular 2.5' SATA drives can be installed as well.
  • Intel® HD Graphics 620
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x serial via RJ45
  • 4 x USB 3 (SuperSpeed)
  • 1 x SATA 3 - for a 2.5' size hard drive.
  • 1 x Mini-PCIe for mSata - does not work with WiFi
  • CPU has AES-NI support
  • It can be used as a router, server, or desktop computer.

Included in the box

  • 1 x TLSense router (as specified above)
  • 1 x Power adapter (12V, 7.5A)
  • 1 x SATA cable
  • 1 x VESA mount (can be mounted to a wall)


  • You can install a regular 2.5 inch SATA drive to extend storage to multiple TB. 
  • You can get extra 16GB RAM to extend memory to the total of 32GB.
  • Use the HDMI port to enter into BIOS. (press F11 at boot)
  • It's possible to enter BIOS using serial cable as well. See the RJ45-serial cable.
  • Note: This model does not work with the mPCIe WiFi cards offered in the store.


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

  • Full 1 Gigabit routing under all popular operating systems (pfSense, OPNsense, etc).
  • 1 Gbit/s encrypted OpenVPN throughput under pfSense 2.5.2 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.
Processor system
CPU Intel Core i7 8550U Quad-Core, 8 threads, Up To 4.0GHz.
AES-NI Supported
Graphics card Intel® HD Graphics 620
Graphics ports 1x HDMI
Memory type DDR4-2400
Memory slots 2
up to 32GB
Ethernet ports 6
Ethernet speed 1 Gbps
Ethernet chipset i211-AT
Primary storage mSATA SSD
2nd storage 2.5'' SATA SSD
3rd storage External USB drive
Serial connection
Serial port RJ45 serial port
Can enter BIOS from serial port and HDMI port.
External ports
External I/O Power button, reset pushbutton, 1x HDMI, 1x serial via RJ45, 4x USB 3.0, 6x LAN
Internal I/O ports
Internal I/O 1x SATA, 1x mSATA, 2 memory slots, USB 3.0 header
Power Adapter 12V, 7.5A
OS Support
Supported operating systems pfSense® CE, OPNSense, OpenWRT and all other router systems are supported
Dimensions 185 x 122 x 66 mm
Mounting option 1x VESA mount (can be mounted to a wall)
Cooling Passively cooled
Accessories and peripherals
Included Accessories 1x TLSense router
1x mSATA SSD (depending on the variant)
1x Power adapter (12V, 7.5A)
1x SATA cable
1x VESA mount (can be mounted to a wall)
Other Not compatible with WiFi cards sold in the store
Manufacturer Yling
gross weight 1.800

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