With powerful hardware, Turris Omnia can handle gigabit traffic and still be able to do much more. You can use it as a home server, NAS, printserver and it even has a virtual server built-in.
One of the biggest security problems in home routers is the fact that they usually have an old firmware. Unfortunately, a home router is as much a computer as your notebook and security related issues are discovered all the time. Just imagine a normal PC running a few years without any update. With Omnia, we decided to change that. We offer unattended automatic updates to core components of the system for the lifetime of the device. The updates are done in the background and you may be informed about them if you wish.
Omnia uses an operating system based on OpenWrt. This means that you have an open Linux distribution in your device and can do anything you would with a normal Linux server.
Omnia uses an operating system based on OpenWrt. This means that you have an open Linux distribution in your device and can do anything you would with a normal Linux server. You can install additional software, reconfigure things from scratch etc. We simply do not limit you in what you want to do. Quite the opposite, we will give you source code of all the software and would be delighted if you decide to share your improvements with us on GitHub.
The internal network setup of Omnia is unique amongst home routers. Utilizing three gigabit ethernet lines, it offers better performance and more configuration options.
High throughput network setup
The internal network setup of Omnia is unique amongst home routers. Because the chip which forms the heart of Omnia has three gigabit ethernet lines, we decided to utilize them all. Thus, Omnia has a dedicated WAN port and the switch which takes care of LAN ports is connected using two lines at once. This means that you can reach a full gigabit speed in full duplex mode between WAN and LAN. Or that you can dedicate one gigabit line to a single LAN port via a VLAN to guarantee its speed in presence of other traffic.
Every router with a USB port may be used as a Network Attached Storage (NAS). Unfortunately, many routers are not powerful enough to handle high throughput from a USB connected disk.
Network Attached Storage
Every router with a USB port may be used as a Network Attached Storage (NAS). Unfortunately, many routers are not powerful enough to handle high throughput from a USB connected disk. Turris Omnia has two USB 3.0 ports and a powerful CPU, so it can offer NAS performance comparable to dedicated NAS boxes, thus saving you money for running an extra device.
There is a built-in virtual server in Omnia, which you can use for your software without risk to the main system.
Virtualization is a common feature on modern servers. It helps organize software, improves security by splitting important and less important systems, etc. Because Turris Omnia has enough power and RAM, we decided to add support for virtualization into the core system and even set a default virtual machine up in the factory setup. The virtual server serves as a normal LAN connected computer and you can run any Linux you want on it - even Ubuntu or Debian. This makes experimentation with new software extra simple and safe.
Omnia has much more RAM than common SOHO routers. This allows you to use it for much more.
1 to 2 GB RAM
Most common home routers do not have more than 128 MB of RAM. And to be frank, for their main task, this is quite enough. However, if you want to run a web server, DLNA server and a virtual server, you would definitely benefit from more. This is why Turris Omnia has up to 1 GB (optionally even 2 GB) of RAM which brings it closer to a small server than a mere router.
Even if you have fiber to the home, we can connect you without a middlebox.
Modern network backbones are built almost exclusively on fiber optic basis. But this technology is also used for fast local connections and can even go directly into your home (FTTH, Fiber To The Home). In case you are one of the lucky ones to have such a connectivity, Omnia can be used to directly connect to this network without middleboxes, just with the proper SFP module.
Do you work from home and Internet connection is crucial for you all the time?
Do you work from home and Internet connection is crucial for you all the time? With Omnia, you can use a LTE USB or miniPCIe modem (there is even a SIM slot built into the device) for backup connectivity. It is easy to set Omnia up to automatically switch to mobile connection if problems with the main connection are detected.