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

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

Are you looking for a router with a bit more power? Introducing the 2nd 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: 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 freedom friendly routers.

Besides being freedom-friendly we've made it easy to protect your privacy and route around censorship through an optional purchase of our PenguinVPN subscription service. When purchased with the router there are no complicated steps to getting setup with a privacy friendly VPN provider. The router will ship pre-configured for use with our PenguinVPN service. With this router it's easy to utilize our PenguinVPN service on any device regardless of operating system: Simply connect the mini VPN wireless router to a modem or upstream router and select the "libreCMC-VPN" access point on your computer or similarly connected wifi devices (it'll also work if you connect it via the ethernet port). Now privacy can be had even if you don't trust your ISP.


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

  • Don't need a VPN? No problem- this router works great for other use cases like bridging a hard wired computer to a wireless network

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 Qualcomm QCA9531 SoC, 650MHz CPU
RAM/NOR/FLASH 128MB RAM
16MB Nor flash + 128MB Nand flash
Interface 1Wan, 1LAN, 1USB2.0, 1 MicroUSB, UART, reset button
LED 1WAN, 1LAN, 1Wireless
WAN/LAN 10/100Mbps
Wireless Transmission Rate Up to 300Mbps
Buttons Reset & On/Off Switch
Antenna Internal
USB 1x 2.0 port
Power Supply 5V 1A (power consumtion < 2W)
Size 58x58x25mm
Weight 39g
Max Tx Power 20dBm
Certification CE, RoHS, FCC
Compatible with All systems with a modern standards compliant browser


Have questions?
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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.

Is your system in a hard to reach location? Don't let a desk or other barrier hinder your signal. Upgrade to our 5dBi antennas or better yet our 7dBi omni directional WiFi booster antenna /w extension cable and place your antennas in the optimal spot.

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)

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.