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 nameDrive 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
DescriptionExpansion slot
Fully fanless embedded platform with low energy absorption (4 Watt)1 miniPCI slot, LPC bus, Wireless card
Main boardSystem Cooling
ALIX 2E13Only passive heat sinks, no fans
Motherboard specificationsFront 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
500 MHz AMD Geode LX8004 Watt
Anodised aluminum168mm x 157mm x 30mm (W x D x H)
Power supplyAvailable colours
DC jack or passive POE, min. 7V to max. 20V
AC adapter 18V 1.2A euro plug
Red / Black
Optional: Wireless ModuleCertifications
. 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

pfSensefully compatible
OPNsensefully compatible
Zeroshellfully compatible
IPCopfully compatible
m0n0wallfully compatible
FreeNASfully compatible
Linuxonly embedded distribution
WindowsWin 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

NO VPNBridge86,60 Mbps87,10 Mbps0,123 ms
Nat86,57 Mbps88,40 Mbps0,122 ms
Open VPNAES12813,43 Mbps18,00 Mbps0,052 ms
AES25612,30 Mbps16,00 Mbps0,048 ms
Blowfish14,67 Mbps20,00 Mbps0,095 ms
IPSECAES12815,27 Mbps16,00 Mbps0,105 ms
AES25613,73 Mbps14,00 Mbps0,116 ms
Blowfish 12814,10 Mbps15,00 Mbps0,106 ms
3DES8,62 Mbps9,00 Mbps0,089 ms
IPSec/AES128No card15,27 Mbps16,00 Mbps0,105 ms
With card (*)48,33 Mbps39,10 Mbps0,061 ms
Gain [%]216,50%144,38%41,90%
IPSec/AES256No card13,73 Mbps14,00 Mbps0,116 ms
With card (*)48,07 Mbps39,10 Mbps0,078 ms
Gain [%]250,11%179,29%32,76%
IPSec/3DESNo card8,62 Mbps9,00 Mbps0,089 ms
With card (*)48,57 Mbps39,10 Mbps0,049 ms

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.