PC Engines are a Swiss hardware manufacturer of embedded x86 devices, they make some nice hardware.
Recently I upgraded my APU1 to an APU2 because I liked it so much (and the APU2 is better supported). Proven stable after running PfSense, to deliver average-speed internet, for multiple years now.
CPU: AMD Embedded G series GX-412TC, 1 GHz quad Jaguar core
RAM: 4 GB ECC RAM
Network: x3 Gigabit Ethernet - Intel
Disk: 16GB SSD M-Sata
Assembly of the device was not too challenging, on YouTube there are a couple of good video tutorials.
From PfSense or FreeBSD:
pkg install flashrom flashrom -p internal:boardmismatch=force -w /root/apu2_v4.0.12.rom
Information about the latest bios can be found here:
This is bridged (no NAT!) to an ADSL2/2+ modem. The vigor120 is a basic, solid, router that only has:
- A phone jack
- Power jack
- Single Ethernet port
As a feature no access to the devices web/ssh/etc interface is needed.
Sadly I am stuck on copper for the foreseeable future here (at least I have dual IP v 4 and 6). Not sure if upgrading to the Vigor130 would help much. Any bandwidth limitations I have are not caused by my PCEngines box.
Information I found helpful/relevant:
- (APU2 support added in this release https://coreboot.org/releases/coreboot-4.6-relnotes.txt)