Free Software Wireless-N Mini VPN Router (TPE-R1100)

Free Software Wireless-N Mini VPN Router (TPE-R1100)

Note: This is a discontinued model no longer available for purchase. For informational purposes only!

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Introducing the first 100% free software wireless mini router with Respect Your Freedom certification. The router ships with the most up-to-date free software embedded GNU/Linux distribution today: LibreCMC.

LibreCMC was built from the Linux-libre kernel and a stripped down version of OpenWRT without the non-free bits. LibreCMC is the modern free software distribution designed for todays routers.

Besides being freedom-friendly we've teamed up with VPN service providers to make protecting your privacy easy. By increasing the flash and adding support for VPN LibreCMC can now be utilized to tunnel all your wireless traffic through to a privacy friendly VPN service provider. No longer do you have to trust your local ISP to protect your traffic.

Combined with a privacy friendly VPN service provider you can expect much more:

  • Prevent ISP surveillance : Many ISPs log access to websites, emails, and other communications

  • Bypass Website Blocking and Censorship : Many ISPs have begun blocking traffic to perfectly legal websites

  • Thwart ISP Throttling : Many ISPs slow down certain types of traffic when it benefits them financially to do so

  • Stop VOIP Blocking : Many ISPs offer phone services and don't like competition from third party services

  • Stop video throttling: Many ISPs offer entertainment services and take steps to make third party services unusable

  • Stop the threats : Many companies abuse the courts to obtain ISP contact information for harassing and threatening purposes

  • Easily switch between VPN and non-VPN access points via a two-router setup: see our demonstration video

  • Stop privacy invasive targeted advertising : Advertisers often use IP and geo-location data to target advertising

For those without a technical aptitude we recommend purchasing VPN service with the router. For those with a technical mindset we have detailed directions for a number of different VPN providers including: PenguinVPN (ThinkPenguin), Mullvad, Private Internet Access, AirVPN, IPredator, NordVPN, PureVPN, BlackVPN (customer supplied, available from support page, use at own risk), and HideMyAss (help us improve our documentation by telling us your favorite VPN provider).

Fast shipping:

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting our "Standard Shipping" option or our USPS shipping option if within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.

(* large quantities may take longer to deliver)
Category Specification
CPU Atheros 9331 Soc 400M
Interface 1Wan, 1LAN, 1USB2.0, 1 MicroUSB
LED 1WAN, 1LAN, 1Wireless
WAN/LAN 10/100Mbps
Wireless Atheros 802.11b/g/n 150Mbps
Buttons Reset & On/Off Switch
Antenna Internal
USB 1x 2.0 port
Power Supply 5V 1A
Size 58x58x25mm
Weight 40g
Sensitivity 94dBm
Max output 18dBm
Power consumption <1watt
GPIO 2.54mm
USB Power control Via GPIO 6
Certification CE, RoHS, FCC
Compatible with All systems with a modern standards compliant browser

Have questions?
E-mail support or call us at: 1-888-39-THINK (84465)

Different regions have different power standards and plugs. Select the one appropriate to your region. To use the USB port you will need more power than the stock adapter can provide. Upgraded power adapter options are available from us for some regions.

Don't have a VPN provider yet? Subscribe to PenguinVPN and we'll pre-configure the device to work “out of the box”.

Have you ever thought about the quality of your ethernet cables? Often devices ship with lower quality cables and this can lead to connectivity problems down the road. Consider an upgrade and save yourself the trouble of diagnosing connectivity issues.

Connecting multiple PCs? Get our 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch. See our example diagram on connecting a switch to one of our routers (there is nothing to install or configure, just connect and go).

Concerned about your security? Want to help us improve libreCMC? With a serial cable you'll gain complete control over your router. Not only will you be able to flash the core software, but the bootloader as well. (Note: NOT compatible with non-free OSs)

Get inexpensive hassle-free repair, replacement, and support for your device. Whether it's been damaged or you just can't figure out why it's not working we'll be here to help. Purchase up to 3 years of total support and protection.

In order to connect to a wireless network in GNU/Linux, you need a compatible wifi adapter. Many adapters aren't well supported- or supported at all. If you have an adapter that lacks native support, you may want to pick one up one of our adapters.