Axiomtek na-342



  • hello,

    want to know if there is anybody who has experience using this box for pfsense…was considering it in my shortlist coz its a bit cheaper but wanna hear from this helpful forum for comments first.

    SPECS
    CPU Intel® Atom™ E3825 processor
    Intel® Celeron® J1900 processor (optional)
    Chipset N/A
    Memory 1 x DDR3L SO-DIMM socket. Max up to 8 GB non-buffer
    BIOS AMI 16Mbits PnP Flash with function of BIOS redirected to
    COM port
    HDD Interface 1 x 2.5" SATA HDD
    Network Interface 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet (Intel® i210AT)
    SSD 1 x CompactFlash™ type-II
    Watchdog Timer Up to 8 stepping for porting
    I/O Interface 1 x console RJ-type connector, 2 x USB connector,
    4 x RJ-45 connector
    USB 1 x USB 2.0 & 1x USB 3.0 port on front side
    Expansion Slot PCIe Mini Card (USB transaction bus)
    Other Features
    (Optional)
    LAN bypass function through latch relay (one group)
    Power Supply 12V/5A
    OS Compatibility Linux Redhat Kernel 2.6



  • i use axiomtek  NA-710(config III) and NA-340fl Successfully installed pfsense!Network card support OK!

    NA-710 Configuration 3 : 4 Giga LAN & 2 SFP port & 4G RAM & CPU Q8400

    NA-340fl  : 8 Giga LAN(2WAN+6LAN) & 2G RAM

    This is my experience for your reference.



  • the na-340L features a pair of giga lan port bypass…was there any issue on this..how long have you been using it



  • 720 have this feature, but 340 I do not know, but I did not use the bypass in pfsense environment



  • Hi!

    I installed pfSense Version 2.2 successfully on Axiomtek NA342.

    http://www.axiomtek.de/products/ViewProduct.asp?view=1103

    • 8GB USB Stick with pfSense-memstick-serial-2.2-RELEASE-amd64.img with Win32DiskImager to USB 3.0 stick
    • 4GB CF card into NA342, 4GB RAM
    • NA-342 with serial console (115200 boud) booted into BIOS setup
    • USB stick as boot medium on USB 3.0 Port
    • booted pfSense from USB stick
    • selected install
    • manual configuration
    • except smaller swap space everything default
    • selected serial kernel (no vga)
    • removed stick, booted CF Card
    • all working as expected

    Best regards
    Klaus



  • thanks…good to know that i200 series net controller is now supported in 2.2....



  • @ozlecz:

    thanks…good to know that i200 series net controller is now supported in 2.2....

    Hi,
    How did you all purchase the NA-342? I have been trying to purchase this but keep hitting dead end walls, I live in the US.

    Thanks in advance.



  • Hi!

    My first na-342 I got directly from axiomtek germany.
    The second one I ordered here: http://www.octo24.com/shop/

    I would contact directly: Axiomtek (U.S. Headquarters)
    as shown on http://axiomtek.com/

    Or contact directly sales in Taiwan.

    br
    Klaus

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  • My first na-342 I got directly from axiomtek germany.

    Would you please share the information with us what you had to pay for?
    (Sei mal bitte so nett und sag uns was Du dafür bezahlt hast?)



  • Hi!

    I got the first na-342 for 239,00 EUR (excl. VAT, 2.10.2014) from Axiomtek Germany.

    The second one for 289,83 EUR (exckl. VAT, 26.10.2015) from OCTO24.

    The price is with delivery, without RAM and without CF/HDD.

    Also I have attached a picture form the 2014 version. There is mSATA and the CFLASH and RAM is on the backside.

    Both are now running in hardware redundancy (CARP). The main reasons for the Axiomtek boxes where the power consumption, 4xGBIT interfaces and the AES-NI instructionset.

    An alternative is always the PC Engines APU1D4 for ca. 200 EUR (without AES-NI).

    br
    Klaus




  • I got the first na-342 for 239,00 EUR (excl. VAT, 2.10.2014) from Axiomtek Germany.

    Wow, that is really cheap to get the hands on this device, I am really impressed!

    The second one for 289,83 EUR (exckl. VAT, 26.10.2015) from OCTO24.

    And this is why I am was asking for the detailed price, I found the Axiomtek NA-342 only
    available from this seller named Octo24 and he is selling this device only for 399,00 €
    at his eBay shop and his Yatego Shop!

    The price is with delivery, without RAM and without CF/HDD.

    Ok there for I can live with that, I was thinking on a miniPCIe WiFi card and a
    Samsung840 Pro SSD with 120 GB or a mSATA.

    Also I have attached a picture form the 2014 version. There is mSATA and the CFLASH and RAM is on the backside.

    Then the picture from your former post is the newer one with all things on top?

    Both are now running in hardware redundancy (CARP). The main reasons for the Axiomtek boxes where the power consumption, 4xGBIT interfaces and the AES-NI instructionset.

    Oh, it comes also with AES-NI fine to hear about this.

    An alternative is always the PC Engines APU1D4 for ca. 200 EUR (without AES-NI).

    Not really, because the are assembling a APU2 (APU2B4) Board that is in the "Beta phase" and should
    comes out in the next year, AES-NI, Intel GB LAN Ports Intel (i211AT on apu2b2, i210AT on apu2b4),
    4 GB ECC RAM and 4 CPU Cores. Here is a Link where you are able to see some pictures of the new board.

    If it is not too much for you I have also a couple of questions about this NA-342 appliance.

    • How much fast is your Internet connection? And how good the NA342 is handling it?
    • How many packets you have installed? Snort, Squid, SquidGuard, DansGuardian, HAVP, SARG, Apinger,…..
    • Can you provide a number of throughput for any kind of VPN?
    • Are you using WiFi or did you install a mSATA?


  • @BlueKobold:

    Then the picture from your former post is the newer one with all things on top?

    Yes.

    @BlueKobold:

    If it is not too much for you I have also a couple of questions about this NA-342 appliance.

    • How much fast is your Internet connection? And how good the NA342 is handling it?
    • How many packets you have installed? Snort, Squid, SquidGuard, DansGuardian, HAVP, SARG, Apinger,…..
    • Can you provide a number of throughput for any kind of VPN?
    • Are you using WiFi or did you install a mSATA?

    I use the NA342 in the server center. no NAT, public IPs, VPNs, router with port filter, 50mbit symmetric, no packets installed

    • when transfering files via wget, there is no difference if the NA342 is in between (different network segments / VLAN / just routing).  ~ 112MB/s
    • OpenVPN (aes-128-CBC, BSD Crypto engine) is getting full speed: 4,5MB/s (35% processor utillisation), without VPN I get also 4,5MB/s (whicht is the current bandwith 50mbit)
    • no Wifi, no mSATA, using CF in the first and SSD in the second NA342.

    br
    Klaus


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