Jetway NF9HG-2930 Quad Core Fanless Celeron N2930

Note: AstLinux 1.2.0 or later is required

Board Specifications: NF9HG-2930

AstLinux Board Type:

  • “genx86_64” (VGA video console)
  • “genx86_64-serial” (19200 baud serial console)

Complete System Recommended Options:

  • Memory: 204-pin DDR3L (1.35V) 1333 SO-DIMM 2GB (slot closest to board)
  • mSATA/SATA Storage: SanDisk SSD U110 32GB
  • Case:
    • No PCIe Expansion Card Support
      • M350 Universal Mini-ITX Case or Akasa Cypher “Thin” Case
      • AC Adapter (brick): AC Power Adapter 36W, 12V, 3A or 60W, 12V, 5A
    • With PCIe Expansion Card Support
      • Jetway Case JC-11x-B Series1) (or similar)
      • AC Adapter (brick) is included, Internal ATX Power Supply not used

Total System Power (no PCIe Expansion Card): 11 Watts when idle.

Performance: 42.4 secs. (Maximum OpenVPN: 88 Mbps)

openvpn --genkey --secret /tmp/secret
time openvpn --test-crypto --secret /tmp/secret --verb 0 --tun-mtu 20000 --cipher aes-256-cbc

Configuration:

/mnt/kd/rc.conf.d/user.conf

SENSEMODS="coretemp"

ALERT_SOUNDS="startup shutdown"  # Optional Sounds
ALERT_SOUNDS_OCTAVE="1"


/mnt/kd/sensors.conf

# libsensors configuration file
# -----------------------------
# Jetway NF9HG-2930

# coretemp CPU sensor


BIOS Setup via Serial Port:

Initially you must use the included VGA cable2) to connect to the board's internal VGA header to view the BIOS3), an alternate solution is to use “Console Redirection” to the BIOS via the serial port.

Using the VGA connection, enter the BIOS Setup, go to the “Advanced” → “Serial Port Console Redirection” . Make the following changes…

  • Console Redirection COM1 → Enabled
  • Terminal Type → VT100+
  • Bits per second → 19200
  • Redirection After BIOS POST → BootLoader

The results should like the following screens…

Serial Access BIOS

Serial Access BIOS

Save the above BIOS changes, reboot.

Later to access the BIOS, configure your serial terminal program to support ANSI color and 19200 baud. If you are using minicom be sure to add the ' -c on ' option to the minicom command line, otherwise the ANSI colors will not be distinguishable in the BIOS Setup screen. On startup hit the <F7> key (or quickly type <ESC>[18 ) to enter the BIOS Setup.


BIOS Setup for Auto-Power-On after Power Failure:

The Energy-Related Products Directive (ERP) is the European Commission Directive required for products sold and exported to the EU. As such the Jetway NF9HG-2930 does not automatically power back on after a power failure. Obviously this feature needs to be disabled.

On startup press the <DEL> or <F7> key to enter the BIOS Setup, go to the “Chipset” → “South Bridge” . Make the following changes…

  • System State after Power Failure → Always On

The results should like the following screen…

Power BIOS

Save the above BIOS changes, reboot.

Photos:

M350 Universal Mini-ITX Case:
Side 1

Side 2

Inside

Back


Akasa Cypher (AK-ITX04-BK) “Thin” Case:
Front

Inside
Akasa Cypher 2.5“ SSD mount and fan are included, but removed here.

Back


1) only a PCI-riser-card is included with the JC-11x-B case, no PCIe-riser!
2) in some countries (e.g. Germany) you may need to order the VGA header cable separately
3) press “DEL” at startup