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The NanoPi R2S Plus is a single-board computer designed for use as a router, firewall, or other networking applications. It measures just 58 x 58mm (2.3″ x 2.3″) and has no dedicated video output, but it features two Gigabit Ethernet ports, multiple USB ports, and an M.2 connector for an optional wireless card.

Available now for $30, the new board is a lot like the original NanoPi R2S, but costs $5 more and includes a number of upgrades.

For example, the NanoPi R2S Plus has 32GB of eMMC flash storage, while the original had none. It has two USB 2.0 Type-A host ports instead of one. And it has the aforementioned M.2 E-Key connector for an optional wireless card.

There are also now two USB-C ports instead of one. But they’re not full-function ports. One is for a 5V/2A power input and the other is for debugging.

At the heart of the little computer is a Rockchip RK3328 processor, which is a ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor. There’s also 1GB of RAM and a microSD card reader for removable storage (in addition to the 32GB of onboard eMMC flash).

One of the Ethernet ports features a Realtek RTL8211F controller, while the other uses USB 3.0 to Ethernet connection.

Device maker FriendlyElec offers several operating systems for the little board, including:

  • OpenWrt-based FriendlyWrt versions 21.02 and 23.02
  • Ubuntu-based FriendlyCore Focal Lite 20.04 Buildroot
  • Debian 11 Core
  • OpenMediaVault
  • Buildroot

The company also offers several optional accessories, including a $10 wireless upgrade  that includes a RTL8822CS M.2 SDIO card with support for WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 plus wireless antennas, and a $6 case.

via LinuxGizmos

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  1. I dont see external socket wifi antena
    Nice radiator, but meybe add a little biger on cpu and power