The micro sized firewall

Main features

Hardware firewall with really compact dimensions

Completely fanless

Consume only 4 Watt

Alix 2e13

Wireless solution: with single or double antenna

Product name Drive Bay
Entry Level 3 NIC + Wifi
Basic product codes: afel3_11, afel3w_11
Storage: Industrial CompactFlash socket, 44 pin IDE header SLC. Look at the specifications of the CF
Description Expansion slot
Fully fanless embedded platform with low energy absorption (4 Watt) 1 miniPCI slot, LPC bus, Wireless card
Main board System Cooling
ALIX 2E13 Only passive heat sinks, no fans
Motherboard specifications Front Panel
Connectivity: 3 Ethernet channels (Via VT6105M 10/100)
I/O: DB9 serial port, dual USB port
Board size: 6 x 6″ (152.4 x 152.4 mm) – same as WRAP.1E
Firmware: tinyBIOS
Three front panel LEDs, pushbutton
Processor Absorption
500 MHz AMD Geode LX800 4 Watt
Chassis Dimensions
Anodised aluminum 168mm x 157mm x 30mm (W x D x H)
Power supply Available colours
DC jack or passive POE, min. 7V to max. 20V
AC adapter 18V 1.2A euro plug
Red / Black
Optional: Wireless Module Certifications
. WLM54AG 6B-23 – 802.11 a/b/g 23dBm @ 2.4/5GHz (200mW)
. 2.4/ 5GHz IEEE 802.11 a/b/g standard
. Up to 108Mbps high-speed data rate
. Output Power of up to 23dBm @ a/b/g Band
. Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
. Wi-Fi Protected Access Client Support (WPA)
. Transmission Power Control (TPC)
. Multi-country Roaming Support (IEEE802.11d)
CE (European Conformity) – RoHS
Download the Test Report
For 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band, 5 dBi peak gain in 2.4 GHz band

List of compatibility of firewall hardware products

Software Compatibility
pfSense fully compatible
OPNsense fully compatible
Zeroshell fully compatible
IPCop fully compatible
m0n0wall fully compatible
FreeNAS fully compatible
Linux only embedded distribution
Windows Win CE


To make it easier for you to choose the system that best suits your needs, we have created an interactive configurator.

To evaluate all the possible options that characterize the choice of a firewall / router system, we have created a guide to the sizing of the equipment that you can find here:

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Device performance analysis

Band Band Jitter
NO VPN Bridge 86,60 Mbps 87,10 Mbps 0,123 ms
Nat 86,57 Mbps 88,40 Mbps 0,122 ms
Open VPN AES128 13,43 Mbps 18,00 Mbps 0,052 ms
AES256 12,30 Mbps 16,00 Mbps 0,048 ms
Blowfish 14,67 Mbps 20,00 Mbps 0,095 ms
IPSEC AES128 15,27 Mbps 16,00 Mbps 0,105 ms
AES256 13,73 Mbps 14,00 Mbps 0,116 ms
Blowfish 128 14,10 Mbps 15,00 Mbps 0,106 ms
3DES 8,62 Mbps 9,00 Mbps 0,089 ms
IPSec/AES128 No card 15,27 Mbps 16,00 Mbps 0,105 ms
With card (*) 48,33 Mbps 39,10 Mbps 0,061 ms
Gain [%] 216,50% 144,38% 41,90%
IPSec/AES256 No card 13,73 Mbps 14,00 Mbps 0,116 ms
With card (*) 48,07 Mbps 39,10 Mbps 0,078 ms
Gain [%] 250,11% 179,29% 32,76%
IPSec/3DES No card 8,62 Mbps 9,00 Mbps 0,089 ms
With card (*) 48,57 Mbps 39,10 Mbps 0,049 ms
Gain[%] 463,46% 334,44% 44,94%

Jitter: In networks, and in particular in IP networks such as the Internet, jitter refers to the statistical variation in the reception delay of the transmitted packets, caused by the internal queues of congested routers.
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(*) These measurements were made using the compression hardware module.