New router platform

PC Engines, a com­pany that designs embed­ded PC hard­ware, has a succ­ses­sor to it’s bril­liant WRAP (Wire­less Router Appli­ca­tion Plat­form) line of boards.

The new line of boards, called ALIX, will have a 433 or 500 MHz AMD Geode LX CPU and either 128 or 256 MB SDRAM

Accord­ing to their web­site the fol­low­ing con­fig­u­ra­tions are planned :

  • ALIX.1C = 1 LAN, 1 miniPCI, miniITX
  • ALIX.2A = 2 or 3 LAN, 2 or 1 miniPCI
  • ALIX.3A = 1 LAN / 2 miniPC

These boards a pretty cheap, around 110 Euro’s for the ALIX.1C and a bit more for the ALIX.2A & ALIX.3A.
I am on their beta list and I can’t wait to get my hands on these boards!

I will be test­ing these boards as a fire­wall / VPN plat­form so you can expect more posts once I get my hands on the hardware.

The com­plete specs can be found here.


  • The com­plete specs can be found here.” link points nowhere

  • admin wrote:

    Whoops — fixed.

  • Tracy wrote:

    Keep us posted. I have always wanted to tin­ker with these as firewalls/vpn’s for customers.

  • admin wrote:

    I will. I actu­ally have 2 at home, both run­ning OpenBSD and CARP. A bit overkill but hey — why not also have redun­dancy at home …

    My first ALIX box is now ~3 years old and has been run­ning with­out issues since I got it.

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