Hi again! Wow 2 threads in a few hours, must be a record for me. In addition to “Standard Overkill” I have been trawlling around looking for small, low power solutions for a pfsense install, and there are several options like a Soekris Net series and such, but that was too big for what i wanted to do. So i introduce the PC Engines Alix2d13: Click to view full size! Click to view full size! Click to view full size! It runs on an AMD Geode processor at 800MHZ, With 256MB of RAM, and 3 VIA 10/100 ethernet ports. This is most interesting as its only 15.4 cm square, and uses are mere 12w at load of power. It will happily eat 7v to 18v DC, as long as you can supply 12w from your PSU. I’ve tested it with a bench power supply and it works just fine at 7v ~1.6A DC. They do recommend an 18v PSU though. Click to view full size! Click to view full size! Click to view full size! It also has some other really cool features, like dual USB ports, a mini PCI slot, an internal USB header, an IDE header, and some GPIO and I2C pins! For my application, I’m not using any of these things, but this could very easily be used as a brain to a fairly complex automation system. Now in this scenario I’m using it as a home firewall/router, with a copy of pfSense (surprising, huh?) on a NanoBSD build. This differs from the standard build in that the writes to the CF card are minimised as much as possible. PCEngines supply SLC flash cards for use in these boards specifically. At any rate, using this as a UTM is not a good idea, as the CF would die very quickly using it as a Squid cache. You could run it with no caching, but performance would suffer for more than a few users (due to the lack of RAM). This particular board, has the buzzer circuit populated as well as an RTC battery in place, if you want to put in the transducer, I would suggest element14’s part Pro Signal ABT-414-RC. They fit exactly and work great. Now you get the nice bootup and shutdown tones from the device. More on the hardware, this is a really nice board, the soldering is clean and the parts are well laid out. The case is also very well manufactured, and the anodising is really quite good. It also has brass tappings for the board mounting as well as for the wall mount kit. In terms of performance, for my application as a home firewall, it just blitzes along. i can be torrenting and max out my connection with no real issues, as well as support a IPSEC connection and an OpenVPN connection. For a more detailed pfSense review, see my other thread. It does produce a bit of heat when pushed to the max, but nothing outlandish. Now for the rub, the price. I’ve discussed this before, however I bought 3 units for less then $110 each (AUD) landed from Switzerland. Here in Australia, the price for the board alone is triple that. I understand you get local support again, but not for $200. Postage was excellent too, less than 5 working days from payment to my office. Overall, they are a great unit. I’ve had mine working at home for a few weeks now with no hiccups or complaints. Highly recommended. (Providing you buy it from O/S) As usual, I’ll answer any questions you may have, and ill try to add some more photos from my current setup here in the mix, as this was kind of brief. Mario.