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Supported operating systems pfSense® CE, OPNSense, OpenWRT and all other router systems are supported
CPU Intel Core i7 8550U Quad-Core, 8 threads, Up To 4.0GHz.
Memory 16GB installed. 32GB max (DDR4-2666)
Storage 120GB mSata SSD. Additional storage can be installed using SATA port
NICs 6 x Intel I211-AT Gigabit NIC
Ports 1 x HDMI, 1 x serial via RJ45, 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x SATA 3 - for a full size hard drive, 1 x mSATA, 6 x Intel I211-AT Gigabit NIC
Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Power consumption ~15W
Cooling Passively cooled
Dimensions 185 x 122 x 66 mm
Other Not compatible with WiFi cards sold in the store
Weight 1.800 kg
Manufacturer Yling

TLSense 8550U reviews


TLSense 8550U: 6x Gigabit LAN, 8th gen i7 CPU,

7,200 SEK

(9,000 incl. SE 25% VAT)
7,200 SEK 2099-01-01
Expected in early October

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.