There is a small company in the Czech Republic called Turris that developed a home and small office wireless router that may be the most secure small router available. That is – when it’s available in April. Right now its an Indegogo project. You can pre-order it now for about $200.
This is an open-source project running OpenWrt. According to the manufacturer, the router will be available in several versions, but they will all come with:
- CPU 1.6 GHz dual-core ARM
- RAM 1 GB DDR3
- Storage 4 GB flash
- LAN 5× Gbit port
- WAN 1× Gbit port
- SFP for fiber optics if fiber to the curb is available in your neighborhood.
- USB 2× 3.0
- Mini PCI Express 2×
- mSATA / mini PCI Express 1×
Wi-Fi (mini PCIe) 3×3 MIMO 802.11ac and 2×2 MIMO 802.11b/g/n
- SIM card slot,
- RTC with battery backup,
- Crypto chip for secure random number generation,
- Dimmable RGB LEDs,
- Pin headers with GPIO, I²C, SPI and more.
- Price starting at USD $99 (kit form)
Go ahead and give these guys a look. I may be pre-ordering one myself soon.
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