Free Software Wireless-N Mini VPN Router v2 (TPE-R1200)

 Free Software Wireless-N Mini VPN Router v2 (TPE-R1200)

Introducing the 2nd 100% free software wireless mini router with Respect Your Freedom certification. The router is available 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

  • 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), 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 Qualcomm QCA9531 SoC, 650MHz CPU
128MB Nand
16MB Nor
Interface 1 WAN, 1 LAN, 1 USB2.0, 1 micro USB (power), 1 Reset button, UART, 1 switch
LED 1WAN, 1LAN, 1Wireless
WAN/LAN 10/100Mbps
Wireless Atheros 802.11b/g/n 300Mbps
Buttons Reset & Switch
Antenna External (2)
USB 1x 2.0 port
Power Supply 5V 1A
Size 58x58x25mm
Weight 40g
Power consumption less than 2W
Power input 5V/1A
DIY features UART, GPIO, PCIe, 3.3V & 5V power port
Protocol 802.11 b/g/n
Max Tx Power 20dBm
Ethernet Ports 2 (1 WAN & 1 LAN)
Compatible with All systems with a modern standards compliant browser

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

In order to provide great support for our customers around the world we need to know which power adapter you need. Different regions utilize different power standards and plugs. Select the power adapter appropriate for your region or contact support.

Get the latest release of LibreCMC and help support the projects development. Select this option and we'll flash the latest release of LibreCMC before the router ships. Otherwise we'll ship with whichever release was available at the time of assembly.

Don't have a VPN provider yet? Subscribe to PenguinVPN and we'll pre-configure the device to work “out of the box”. Non-functional just means that we may ship a router that was pre-configured for VPN, but w/o subscription, and needs to be reset to work.

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).

If you're purchasing an Ethernet Switch please select the associated power adapter for your region (we ship to countries with different power outlets). If no switch is selected no Ethernet Switch Power Adapter will be shipped.

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)

Never brick your router again. With this SOIC-clip, jumper wires, and the appropriate hardware you can flash an otherwise bricked router. Perfect for anybody looking to develop for LibreCMC.

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.