System Requirements

The following hardware configuration is recommended for successful flexiEdge deployment and operation:

  • 2 CPU cores required, 64-bit CPU Intel or AMD. If using Quality of Service, 3 CPU cores are required.

  • 4GB RAM minimum, 8GB recommended.

  • 16GB disk size minimum.

  • Two network interfaces are required for flexiWAN operation (WAN and LAN). VLAN’s are supported.

  • LTE and wireless AP are supported, make sure to use supported cards.

  • flexiWAN relies on Ubuntu 20.04 when using flexiWAN ISO.

Supported virtualization platforms are:

  • VMware products supported, use vmxnet3 network interfaces for best results.

  • KVM, use virtio network interfaces for best results

  • VirtualBox, use virtio network interfaces for best results.

  • PCI passtrough and SR-IOV are supported (through virtualization host)

Make sure to verify supported network cards are used on your device. Complete list of supported network adapters can be found here.

LTE support

Known working and supported LTE cards:

LTE Modules tested by flexiWAN

Vendor

Module Type

Sierra Wireless

EM7455

Quectel

EM06-E

Quectel

EC25

Quectel

EC20

Quectel

RM500Q-AE

Note

  1. Other models by Sierra Wireless and Quectel may work as well. If you use a non-listed card which works flexiWAN, let us know and we’ll add it to the list.

  2. Modems must be set as MBIM and not QMI. Run System Checker to change to MBIM on supported modems.

WiFi support

Known working and supported WiFi cards:

WiFi cards tested by flexiWAN

Module

Driver

Notes

QCA6174 802.11ac

ath10k

Out-of-the-box (OOB) support

ALFA AWUS036AC

RTL8812AU

requires drivers via DKMS

ALFA AWUS036NEH

RT3070

OOB support

ALFA AWUS036NH

RT3070

OOB support

ALFA AWUS036NHR v2

RTL8188RU

OOB support

Comfast CF-812AC

RTL8812BU

requires drivers via DKMS

TP-LINK TL-WN722N v1

ath9k_htc

OOB support

Note

Most WiFi cards can work if the correct drivers are installed. Use DKMS and install approperiate WiFi drivers with it.

Certified appliances

We highly recommend using certified by flexiWAN hardware for best results, as flexiWAN is tested on these devices.