• Netgate FW-7541 Network Firewall Appliance
  • Netgate FW-7541 Network Firewall Appliance
  • Netgate FW-7541 Network Firewall Appliance
  • pfSense Certified Network Firewall Appliance

click on thumbnail to zoom
Item #: FW-7541-BTO
Our Price: $799.00
SSD or Flash
Build & Test:
The product is out of stock.


Netgate FW-7541: 6 LAN Network Firewall Router Security Appliance 

Compact Dual Core Intel® Atom™ D525 with six GigE network ports

No stock.  We suggest one of these replacements C2758 (1U rack mount) or FW-7551 (desk top).


 pfSense Certified™Netgate 1 year support™

The first pfSense Certified® system.

The Netgate FW-7541 fanless network appliance is the first pfSense Certified® system, featuring the flexibility of pfSense as a firewall, LAN or WAN router, VPN Appliance, DHCP Server, DNS Server, or other special purpose Appliance.

A portion of this purchase goes directly to support pfSense development. By choosing a pfSense Certified system you financially support open source software and gain peace of mind that this system has been vetted and tested by the pfSense core team at Electric Sheep Fencing (ESF).

One common barrier to choosing and implementing open source software is the availability of prompt, professional support from knowledgeable individuals. ESF eliminates that barrier for FreeBSD-based pfSense users by providing paid support, consulting and development services to the open source community. Free support is also available on the Forums hosted by ESF.


  • Ships with the most current version of pfSense.
  • Includes one year of Netgate Premium Support
  • Choose two or four GB of memory.
  • Select CF card or SSD option.
  • Fanless desktop form factor design means no moving parts and longer life.
  • Low power platform designed with speed and flexibility in mind.
  • Reduces electricity costs by using an embedded ultra-low voltage Intel Atom 1.8 GHz CPU with Intel ICH8M system logic
  • Six integrated GigE Ethernet ports designed for front-line security deployment, where reliability and availability are of key concern.
  • Integrates with Snort for IDS/IPS, Squid for optimized content delivery and SquidGuard for anti-spam/anti-phishing and URL filtering (requires HDD/SSD & full install)


  • Upto 4 GB of DDR3 memory
  • Passively cooled fanless design
  • Dual core Intel Atom 1.8 GHz CPU
  • 6 GbE network ports (can be flexibly configured as LAN or WAN)
  • One Compact Flash (CF) slot
  • Watchdog timer, real time clock
  • Console Port
  • Two USB 2.0 Ports, One RJ45 COM Port
  • One miniPCI-e slot with SIM carrier
  • 2.5" Hard Drive Bay
  • Slim 40mm height
  • Power cord and SATA cables included
  • RoHS Compliant parts and production processes
  • Optional 1U rack mounting bracket available

Software Features:

Your FW-7541 arrives pre-loaded with pfSense software. If you prefer, reload the CF or SSD with your own operating system (Windows XP, Linux, BSD) or application software (AstLinux) to support your application. 


  • NAT:
    • TCP - 497 Mbps
    • UDP - 697 Mbps
  • Filtering enabled, NAT disabled:
    • TCP - 521 Mbps
    • UDP - 739 Mbps
  • Filtering and NAT both disabled:
    • TCP - 941 Mbps
    • UDP - 756 Mbps
  • OpenVPN (AES-256):
    • TCP - 61 Mbps
    • UDP - 62 Mbps
  • OpenVPN (AES-128) :
    • TCP - 70 Mbps
    • UDP - 75 Mbps
  • OpenVPN (Blowfish):
    • TCP - 82 Mbps
    • UDP - 88 Mbps
  • IPsec (3DES):
    • TCP - 36 Mbps
    • UDP - 39 Mbps
  • IPsec (AES-128):
    • TCP - 70 Mbps
    • UDP - 76 Mbps
  • IPsec (AES-256):
    • TCP - 63 Mbps
    • UDP - 71 Mbps
  • IPsec (Blowfish-128):
    • TCP - 67 Mbps
    • UDP - 74 Mbps

    Results on the FW-7541 are faster with BSD cryptodev.

pfSense Description:

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

Hardware Specification:

  • Form Factor: Desktop
  • Processor: Intel Atom Pineview D-525 1.8 Ghz
  • Chipset: ICH8M
  • System Memory: 2GB of memory. Upgradeable to 4GB.
  • OS Supported: Windows, Linux, and BSD ready
  • Storage: 1 HDD Bay 2.5" (commercial grade HDD only)
  • Hard Drive Interface: Serial ATA x 1, Type II CF x 1
  • Networking: 6 GbE ports
  • Networking Chipset: Intel 82574L, Intel 82583V
  • Console:RJ45 x 1
  • USB: 2.0 ports x 2
  • Expansion Slot: mini-PCIe x 1
  • Cooling: Passive Heatsink
  • Environmental:
    • Temperature, ambient operating: 0°C ~ 40°C
    • Temperature, ambient storage: -20°C ~ 70°C
    • Humidity (RH), ambient operating and non-operating: 5% ~ 95%, non condensing
  • Internal realtime clock with Li Battery
  • Physical Dimensions: 268L x 145W x 40H mm
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs without HDD
  • Power: 60W AC/DC power adapter
  • Power Input: AC 100-240V ~1.6A at 50Hz~60Hz
  • System Input: DC 12V, 5A
  • Power Cable: Standard IEC 320 EN 60320 C14 to US Style plug. Other countries may inexpensively source their own power cord.
  • Approvals & Compliance: CE Emission, FCC Class A, RoHS, UL
  • ECCN: 4A001

Additional information:

Warranty and Support Information:

Starting February 4, 2014: Netgate pfSense Certified firewall arrives pre-installed with pfSense 2.1.X and features a one year subscription to Netgate’s Premium Support. A Netgate Premium Support subscription serves as a life-line for network engineers and IT professional responsible for maintaining the Netgate firewall with pfSense Certified on-site. Netgate Premium Support includes:

  • A dedicated premium support portal
  • One year of pfSense Certified software updates and bug fixes
  • One year of Netgate’s pfSense Certified premium add-ons for pfSense 2.1.X
  • Unlimited number of tickets/resolutions for the life of the subscription
  • Documentation and Best Practice advice from Netgate engineers
  • Target initial response time of 4 business hours to every ticket

For systems purchased prior to February 4, 2014, a Netgate Premium Support Upgrade or Netgate Premium Support: Basic Install subscriptions are available.


  • In addition, free support for all pfSense questions is available on the pfSense free forum.
  • Additional professional software support subscriptions are also available through the pfSense Premium Portal.
  • Standard 30 day return policy.
  • One year manufacturers warranty.
  • All Specifications subject to change without notice.


Average Rating:
(based on 1 review)

Showing 1 Review:

by Anthony
on 6/5/2013
from La Rochelle
great piece of hardware
great appliance for pfsense, works smoothly, i'm very satisfy to own one of this little gems.
Review and Rate this Item