Item #: m1n1wall-2D13-red-system
Our Price: $220.00
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Netgate m1n1wall 2D13 red  

This product is being phased out. Call for Availability and Lead Time on Volume Orders.

The AMD Geode LX800 CPU featured on this system will EOL in 2015.  For this reason we highly recommend you purchase the SG-2220 or SG-2440 system from the pfSense store, or the RCC-DFF 2220 or RCC-VE 2440 instead, which is the advanced follow on modern multi-core replacement CPU/system with Gigabit ethernet NICs.



  • The Netgate m1n1wall firewall system provides excellent protection from distrusted internet hosts, and a platform for sophisticated internal network problem solving between internal LANs. Zero moving parts means no fan noise and an extended lifetime.
  • The Netgate m1n1wall offers superior flexibility and performance at a competitive price point compared to other commercially available firewalls.
  • The Netgate m1n1wall system utilizes PC Engines ALIX 2D13 network board with 3 LAN, 1 miniPCI slot and pfSense software which provide many of the features of expensive commercial firewalls.

Appliance Features:

  • ALIX.2D13 System Board with
    • 500 MHz AMD Geode LX800 CPU
    • 3 10/100 Ethernet ports (VIA VT6105M 10/100)
    • 1 miniPCI slot for future expansion (VPN Acceleration, wireless, etc.)
    • 2 USB ports
    • 256 MB DDR DRAM
    • Pre-installed battery
    • I2C header
    • COM2 header
    • internal USB header for port 3 and 4
  • Laser etched red ALIX case with Ethernet, USB and antenna cutouts
  • 4 GB Industrial SLC CF Card pre-loaded with pfSense 
  • US Plug Style 120 VAC/DC 15V 1.25A 18W Switching Power Supply
  • Enclosure size: 6.3" deep x 6.5" wide x 1" tall
  • Assembled and tested

Performance Metrics:

  • NAT:
    • TCP - 86 Mbps
    • UDP - 87 Mbps
  • Filtering enabled, NAT disabled:
    • TCP - 86 Mbps
    • UDP - 87 Mbps
  • Filtering and NAT both disabled:
    • TCP - 86 Mbps
    • UDP - 87 Mbps
  • OpenVPN (AES-256):
    • TCP - 16 Mbps
    • UDP - 16 Mbps
  • OpenVPN (AES-128):
    • TCP - 20 Mbps
    • UDP - 22 Mbps
  • OpenVPN (Blowfish):
    • TCP - 22 Mbps
    • UDP - 22 Mbps
  • IPsec (3DES):
    • TCP - 9 Mbps
    • UDP - - Mbps
  • IPsec (AES-128):
    • TCP - 18 Mbps
    • UDP - 26 Mbps
    IPsec maximum throughput with the VPN1411 accelerator is significantly higher, around 34.6 Mbps for 3DES and 34.2 Mbps for AES.

Software Features:

The m1n1wall arrives pre-loaded with pfSense software.

pfSense is a free, open source firewall and router platform based on NanoBSD / FreeBSD that includes most all of the features of expensive, commercial firewalls. This next generation pfSense stateful firewall for embedded applications supports:

  • In place upgrades. No need to disassemble your system in order to upgrade, patch or add packages to your CF.
  • Multiple firmware support. Two partitions on the CF, each with their own separate pfSense install means you can test upgrades and rollbacks without impacting your production environment.
  • Ports and package support. FreeBSD packages that are suitable for an embedded platform can be installed and used.

pfSense provides a software packaging system which allows for the extension of functionality beyond its extensive core feature set. Core features include:

  • Stateful firewall based on OpenBSD pf
  • Captive portal with MAC filtering, RADIUS support, etc.
  • NAT support
  • Load balancing
  • VPN: IPsec, OpenVPN, PPTP
  • Dynamic DNS client
  • DHCP Server and Relay functions
  • PPPoE Server
  • Reporting and monitoring features with real time information

Appliance does not include:

  • Null modem cable to connect to the serial console, if needed. Use 115200,n,8,1 with putty, hyperterminal or other console program.
  • Cat 5 ethernet cables to connect to your network
  • Add-on ALIX wireless kits
  • VPN1411 accelerator card

Additional information:

  • EOL Note: The AMD Geode LX800 CPU featured on this system will EOL sometime in 2015.  For this reason we highly recommend you purchase the APU2 or APU4 system instead, which is the follow on modern multi-core replacement CPU/system with Gigabit ethernet NICs.
  • pfSense Quick Start Guide
  • General pfSense information
  • ALIX 2/3 board User Manual
  • RoHS Compliant.
  • pfSense version: pfSense 2.2 began shipping 1/26/2015. pfSense 2.1.3 began shipping 5/3/2014.  If you are running an older version, please update to pfSense 2.1.2 or higher to fix the heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160).

Warranty and Support Information:


Average Rating:
(based on 9 reviews)

Showing 1 - 5 of 9 Reviews:

by Ty
on 12/22/2013
Steady as a Rock
After trying other "top of the line" home/small-business routers/firewalls, and suffering through lockups, buggy features, overheating, etc, I decided to get the m1n1wall in red. It's be almost six months now and it has NEVER locked up. It runs very cool even without a fan. So no noisy or hot routers. Would highly recommend this product!
by Michael
on 10/5/2012
Perfect for small offices
I've used numerous firewall/routers over the years, and after a ton of research bought one of these for my small business. We've been using it for several months now and have been so happy with it that I'm buying three more for home + other organizations I work with.
by Dennis Hall
on 10/2/2012
Great little router
We use this as a captive portal for our guest internet access with 50+ users and it rocks. The ALIX boards are so versatile.
by J
on 4/27/2012
This is an excellent firewall/vpn/router. The fanless operation is idea, and pfSense software package is very easy to setup and use. Plug, configure and forget! I have not had to reboot this device once nor has it stopped working. I would recommend this for the intermediate to advanced user, home, non-profit and small office/home office user.
by Kevin
on 6/11/2009
A brilliant mix of hardware and software
A brilliant mix of hardware and software -- I work with nonprofits and they love hearing that they get a router with QoS, VPN, etc. for this kind of price.
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