Alix2d3 board

Last week I’ve received the Alix board I’ve ordered from PC Engines, but up until now I did not had enough time even to open the package.

alix2d3 board

Designed and distributed by PC Engines, a Swiss firm with a long experience in the industrial and consumer embedded PC solutions, the Alix boards are the ideal hardware platform for applications like thin clients, wireless routers, firewalls and whatever needs a small form factor and a very low power consumption (~5W).

The model I bought is the Alix2d3, a headless system board with 3 network interfaces and 2 USB ports: the ideal to integrate a small router/firewall that I hope to use as NAS (with an external USB hard disk) and as print-server as well.

Here are some information about the board:

  • 500 MHz AMD Geode LX800
  • 256 MB DDR DRAM
  • CompactFlash socket
  • 44 pin IDE header
  • 3 Ethernet channels
  • 1 miniPCI slot
  • DB9 serial port
  • dual USB port

It has been some time since I started thinking to integrate a linux based firewall/router: I think I’ll start having fun trying to installing the Zeroshell distribution.

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2 Responses to Alix2d3 board

  1. ermac says:

    Ciao sto apprestandomi a fare anche io un ordine sul loro sito volevo chiederti hai dovuto pagare qualche tassa ad esempio iva, dogana ecc?
    Hai per caso provato openbsd, se si funziona tutto senza problemi?

    • cris says:

      scusa se ci ho messo un po’ di tempo a rispondere,
      ma sto per spostare il blog su un altro domain e ho
      avuto un po’ da fare …

      Cmq, non saprei riguardo alle tasse di importazione:
      ho acquistato e ricevuto ‘in loco’.
      Suppongo che per la spedizione in Italia ci siano
      da pagare sia l’IVA che tasse di importazione.

      Riguardo a openbsd: no, non l’ho provato.
      Zeroshell funziona perfettamente per me.

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