Turris Omnia 4G LTE Router 2.4GHz-5GHz Dual Band MIMO WiFi

$331.40

Equipped with three Mini PCI-E slots

The Turris Omnia is our latest edition to our 4G LTE line of Routers.   A quick look under the hood shows why we believe the Omnia is destined a leader in 4G LTE dual band WiFi router solutions.

 

Turris Omnia 4G LTE Router 2.4GHz-5GHz Dual Band MIMO WiFi
Turris Omnia 4G LTE Router 2.4GHz-5GHz Dual Band MIMO WiFi

 

 

 

TURRIS OMNIA OVERVIEW

MINI PCI-E INTERFACES

The Omnia is equipped with three Mini PCI-E slots.  Two of the slots are populated with Mini PCI-E WiFi cards.  The third slot will accommodate a Mini PCI-E modem such as the Sierra Wireless AirPrime modems as well as many others.

The router board (PCB) is equipped with a Slot for a Standard (full) sized SIM Card.  A SIM Card adapter is required when using a Micro or Nano sized SIM card.

Note:  A Mini PCI-E to M.2 (Type B) adapter is required when using a M.2 modem such as the Sierra Wireless EM7565 and EM7455 as well as other brand M.2 modems.

The router is equipped with two Mini PCI-E WiFi cards.  One card is a 3 x MIMO 2.4GHz/5Ghz AC and the other one is a 2 x MIMO 2.4GHz (half card).  This combination is also compatible with WiFi meshing.

The Omnia router case has two cut out holes for SMA female bulkhead antenna connectors for installing the 4G LTE antennas which are not included.

To install a Mini PCI-E modem in the Omnia, 2 x U.FL to SMA female bulkhead pigtails are required (1 x 5″ cable and 1 x 8″/10″ cable).

To install a M.2 modem, 2 x MHF4 to SMA female bulkhead pigtails are required (1 x 5″ cable, and 1 x 8″/10″ cable).

OPEN SOURCE

The Turris Omnia is engineered with open hardware and configured with an operating system based on OpenWrt firmware.  This allows software modifications while securing its top-level privacy.  Its open hardware assures as to what is inside.  No backdoors, no calling-home.

WiFiX offers a custom version of GoldenOrb firmware for the Turris Omnia that supports a wide range of USB, Mini PCI-E and M.2 modems to include the line of Sierra Wireless modems.

PERFORMANCE

High power dual-core ARMv7 CPU at 1.6 GHz, 2 GB RAM and 8 GB eMMC means PC-like performance. The device is designed for high load and long lifespan.

SECURITY

Secure default configuration, easy setup and automatic updates. We also run a farm of honeypots, which simulates a running system and observe would-be attackers. It is possible to easily configure Omnia to redirect specific traffic to the honeypot and get records of caught attackers and their actions. And it is completely safe because the honeypot runs on our server, not on your device.

OpenVPN setup is also possible so you can safely reach your files, stored at home, remotely or make secure connection on public Wi-Fi networks.

NEVER ENDING IMPROVEMENTS

Thanks to automatic updates and growing active community, Omnia receives new features and improvements when available. Unlike ordinary router builds, Omnia is constantly improving its technology with the times.

HIGH THROUGHPUT NETWORK SETUP

Omnia has three gigabit interfaces in the processor. Thanks to good HW design you can reach a full gigabit speed in a full duplex mode between WAN and LAN. This means your router will not slow down your Internet connection. You can also dedicate one gigabit line to a single LAN port via a VLAN to guarantee its speed in presence of other traffic.

 

Turris Omnia 4G LTE Router 2.4GHz-5GHz Dual Band MIMO WiFi

 

EXTENSIBILITY

You can extend the device to work as a DLNA server, add a DVB-T tuner to stream television signal through your network, add a USB sound card or use it as an Internet radio. We even have a how-to for using a web camera as a simple burglar alarm with automatic emailing of photos. Connection of devices like thermostats, security and weather sensors, Raspberry Pi, Arduino and other IoT devices is also possible.

Omnia has huge HW and endless SW extensibility like:

  • NAS (Network Attached Storage)
  • Thanks to three mini PCI-E ports, one mSATA, two USB 3.0 ports and powerful CPU, you can build your home made NAS with performance comparable to dedicated NAS boxes, thus saving money for running an extra device. There is enough performance to make your own cloud service.
  • Backup and dual connectivity
  • You can use an LTE USB or mini PCI-E modem (there is even a SIM slot built into the device) for backup connectivity as the same as dual WAN or direct optical connection, thanks to SFP.
  • LXC virtualization
  • Virtualization is a common feature on modern servers. It helps organize software, adds new features, improves security by splitting important and less important systems, etc.
  • Because Turris Omnia has enough power and RAM, we decided to add support for virtualization into the core system and prepared several virtual machines for easy download and setup. The virtual server serves as a normal LAN connected computer and you can run any Linux you want on it – even Ubuntu or Debian. This makes experimentation with new software extra simple and safe.
Weight 30 oz
Dimensions 14 × 12 × 3 in

Specifications

HARDWARE
CPU  Marvell Armada 385, dual-core 1.6 GHz
Memory  2 GB DDR3
Storage  8 GB eMMC
ANTENNAS
Antenna Type 2√ó2 MIMO Omni-directional high-gain dipole (2.4 GHz)
3√ó3 MIMO Omni-directional high-gain dipole (5 GHz)
Antenna Gain  3× 2.4 GHz 3.5 dBi, 5 GHz 4.6 dBi
PORTS| INTERFACES
LAN Port  5× 10/100/1000 Mbps (RJ-45)
WAN Port  1× 10/100/1000 Mbps (RJ-45) + SFP up to 2.5 Gb
External Ports  2× USB 3.0 (5 V, 1.5 A power output)
Internal Interfaces 1√ó UART (4 pins header)
1√ó miniPCIe/mSATA
1√ó miniPCIe (without USB and SIM Lock)
1√ó miniPCIe (with USB and SIM Lock)
1√ó 5 pin Power connector (3V, 5V, 12V) for SATA drives
Button and Switch  Reset, LED intensity
APPEARANCE
Size (Width x Depth x Height) 190 √ó 135 √ó 40 mm (without antena)
Weight  1180 g
POWER SUPPLY
AC Input ¬†100‚Äď240 V / 1.0 A
Power Frequency  50/60 Hz, Single Phase
DC Output  12 V / 3.33 A
Power Consumption ¬†5‚Äď40 W max (depends on connected peripheries)
TEMPERATURE
Operating Temperature 0 ¬įC to 40 ¬įC (40 ¬įF to 104 ¬įF)
Storage Temperature ¬†-20 ¬įC to 60 ¬įC (-5 ¬įF to 140 ¬įF)
Relative Humidity  10 % to 90 % RH
WIRELESS SPECIFICATIONS
Standard (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac) IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi (2 Wi-Fi interfaces installed)
Compex WLE200N2: 2.4 GHz, 300 Mbps
Compex WLE900VX: 5 GHz, 1.3 Gbps or 2.4 GHz, 450 Mbps
23 dBm max Transmitting Power
Secured Transmission 64/128 bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Standard (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) IEEE 802.11b/g/n
2.4 GHz: 300 Mbps
 16 dBm max Transmitting Power
Secured Transmission WEP, WPA, WPA2
HW Extensibility NAS box with SATA connectivity, TV tuners via USB,
security cameras, printers, LTE modem (miniPCIe or USB),
USB soundcards…
NETWORK
Internet Connection  By default: Dynamic IP, Static IP, PPPoE; other by Linux packages
Port Forwarding  Setup via web UI or via SSH
Maximum Port Forwarding Rules  Unlimited*
Maximum UPnP Rules  Unlimited*
PORT TRIGGERING
Maximum Port Triggering Rules  Unlimited*
Minimum Port Triggering Timeouts  Unlimited*
DMZ  Yes
Network Standards  IPv4, IPv6 (DHCPv6 client, server and RA) by default,
OSPF, BGP, NAT64 and DN64 by packages
DHCP  Server/client mode, client list, MAC address reservation
Maximum DHCP Reservations  Unlimited
LAN/WLAN IGMP Snooping
VPN VPN server/client (OpenVPN by default, other by packages)
VPN pass-through (OpenVPN by default, other by packages)
Policy Route, Static Route, Network Address Translation (NAT), PPPoE Relay
Maximum IPv4 Static Rroutes  Unlimited*
Maximum IPv6 Static Routes  Unlimited*
Diagnosis Tools  Any Linux package
MANAGEMENT
Operating System Turris OS, open source, based on OpenWrt, endless SW extensibility by Linux packages
Free OS Upgrade  Frequent automatic security and feature updates
Remote Access  VPN, SSH
Operation Modes Wireless Router, Wireless AP, Wireless Client
Wake on LAN (WOL)  Yes
Maximum Connected Devices  Unlimited*
Notification  Email, push notifications in mobile aplication in plan
SSH  Yes
SNMP  By third party packages
Configuration, Backup & Restore  Yes, simple Foris UI, advanced LuCI or SSH,
UART serial bus accesible, easy reflash from USB drive
User Account Management  Yes
Printer Server 2√ó USB 3.0 ports, possible extension by USB hub
PARENTAL CONTROL
Customized Internet Schedule,
DNS-based Web-filter with Built-in Database,
Customized Allow/Block List
Setup by single/multiple devices
Maximum Devices  Unlimited*
Maximum Blocked URLs  Unlimited*
Maximum Allowed URLs  Unlimited*
TRAFFIC CONTROL
Internet Ban, Device Speed & Priority  Yes
Application Layer (L7) Quality of Service (QoS)
Maximum Device Rules  Unlimited*
Maximum Application Rules per Device  Unlimited*
Traffic Monitor Graphical Live/History Statistics
Majordomo package for now, in advanced parental control in 2017
SECURITY
Wi-Fi Encryption  WEP, WPA/WPA2-Personal, WPA/WPA2-Enterprise
Wi-Fi MAC Address Filter  Yes
Firewall/SPI Firewall  Yes, with unlimited settings*
DoS Protection  Yes, by optional central-maintained, shared firewall
Special Security Features Honeypots and minipots that are getting informations about
 attacker and share them with other Turris routers.
Mobile App  In development
FILE SERVICE
File System  EXT2/3/4, Btrfs, FAT, NTFS, HFS+, exFAT (depending on installed packages)
Access Support Web browser, SSH, mobile app (in development)
Protocol Support SMB, AFP, DLNA, FTP/FTPS, WebDAV
Apple Time Machine  User installable by package
Shared Folder Privileges  Manageable by Linux permissions
Storage Hibernation  Yes
DNS Server  Based on high quality, secure and high performance Knot DNS resolver with DNSSEC
Download Protocols  Support depending on installed packages
Maximum Concurrent Download Tasks  Unlimited*
Maximum Concurrent BT Download Tasks Unlimited*
Media Server (DLNA/UPnP)  Yes
RADIUS Server  Provides centralized authentication, authorization, and accounting for wireless network access
VPN Server  Supported VPN protocols: OpenVPN by default, other installable
Maximum Connections  Unlimited*
PACKAGING
Packaging Contents Main Unit
3√ó Antenna
Wall Mount
AC Power Adapter
RJ-45 LAN Cable
User manual
* No artificial limit imposed, but limited by the available hardware resources. These are, however, plentiful and unlikely to be exhausted in any common setups.

1 review for Turris Omnia 4G LTE Router 2.4GHz-5GHz Dual Band MIMO WiFi

  1. Tick Tech

    WOW!! A true Bugatti of LTE routers. Highly recommended. It performs better and is as stable as any enterprise level Cradlepoint I have owed. No comparison between the Omnia and the WG3526 (now on the path to retirement). The Omnia is sleek and smaller than the WG3526 but twice as tall. Well designed and has excellent wifi. Used the Wifix firmware and instructions and all loaded without issue. Great job on the Wifix firmware by the way. My only regret is not springing for the new EM7565 cat12 modem which is now at the top of my wish list. The Omnia is a bit pricey but well worth it in my opinion. SIM card swapping is a small inconvenience so I ordered a SIM card extender cable to run on the outside of the case since I swap SIM cards a lot.

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