Lanner FW-7525B Atom C2358 Fanless Appliance

Note: AstLinux 1.2.0 or later is required

Note: BIOS build date of 09/23/2014 or later is suggested

Board Specifications: FW-7525B

AstLinux Board Type:

  • “genx86_64-serial” (serial console: 19200 baud for AstLinux 1.2.10 and earlier, 115200 baud for AstLinux 1.3.0 and later)

Complete System Recommended Options:

  • Memory: 204-pin DDR3 1333 SO-DIMM 2GB (non-ECC)
  • Flash Storage: Industrial Compact Flash Card or 2.5“ SATA3 SSD
  • Included:
    • Fanless Case
    • AC Power Adapter (brick)
    • Serial Console cable, RJ-45 → DB-9
  • Optional:
    • SATA data/power cable/bracket for 2.5” SSD

Total System Power: 10 Watts when idle.

Performance: 34.9 secs. (Maximum OpenVPN: 154 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 w83627ehf"

WDMODULE="w83627hf_wdt"  # Optional Watchdog

Note → The ALERT_SOUNDS optional sounds does not connect to the piezo-buzzer.


/mnt/kd/sensors.conf

# libsensors configuration file
# -----------------------------
# Lanner FW-7525

chip "w83627ehf-*" "w83627dhg-*"

ignore fan1
ignore fan2
ignore fan3
ignore fan4
ignore fan5

ignore cpu0_vid
ignore intrusion0

label in0 "VCORE"
ignore in1
ignore in2
ignore in3
label in4 "VDDR"
label in5 "+1V"
label in6 "+5V"
ignore in7
ignore in8

label temp1 "SYS Temp"
label temp2 "CPU Temp"
label temp3 "AUX Temp"

compute in0 @*(1+(1/20)), @/(1+(1/20))
compute in6 @*(1+(30/10)), @/(1+(30/10))

set temp1_max       90
set temp1_max_hyst  85

set in4_min   1.5*0.9
set in4_max   1.5*1.1
set in5_min   0.60
set in5_max   1.28
set in6_min   5*0.9
set in6_max   5*1.1


Optional SSD:

If a SSD is installed, it is internally connected via a SATA3 controller. It is recommended to use a SATA3 SSD, as some older SATA2 SSD's may not reliably boot, quite possibly only an issue in isolated cases with older SATA2 SSD's with old firmware.


BIOS Setup via Serial Port:

First, configure your serial terminal program to support ANSI color and 115200 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.

Note → Leave Bits per second → 115200 for AstLinux 1.3.0 and later.

Second, on startup after you hear the beep and some text, type <TAB> to enter the BIOS Setup, go to the “Advanced” → “Serial Port Console Redirection” . Make the following changes…

  • Bits per second → 19200
  • Redirection After BIOS POST → Bootloader

The results should like the following screen…

Console Redirection BIOS

Finally, save the above BIOS changes, reboot, and reconfigure you serial terminal program if you changed the baud rate.

Photos:

Lanner FW-7525A is shown with 6x NIC's:
Inside

Inside SSD

Above, optional SSD cable/bracket, (3 standoffs and 4 screws for 2.5“ SSD):

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