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$119.00 Pocket Router supports Wi-Fi 6

Nov 19, 2022 — by Giorgio Mendoza 2,064 views

SeeedStudio launched this week a compact router powered by the quad-core Rockchip RK3568. The LinkStar-H68K-1432 router offers dual 2.5 GbE ports, dual GbE ports, one HDMI port and SATA 3.0 support via USB Type-C.

According to the product page, the LinkStar-H68K features the Rockchip RK3568 at its core. 

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RK3568 blog diagram (left) and front/back views (right)
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The LinkStar-H68K-1432 integrates up to 32GB of eMMC flash on-board, one MicroSD card slot and a USB Type-C that supports SATA 3.0 (up to 6Gbps). 


LinkStar-H68K-1432 side views
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The company suggests to use the LinkStar-H68K in applications such as a NAS device or as a VPN router since it features one HDMI 2.0 with 4K support, two 2.5 GbE LAN ports and two additional Gigabit LAN ports. There is also a variant of this router that supports dual-band Wi-Fi 6.


LinkStar-H68K-1432 router
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This compact router seems to ship with Android 11 pre-installed, although it can also support Ubuntu, Debian and Armbian. SeeedStudio also mentioned they will release a custom OpenWRT before the shipping date (~Dec 2 2022).

Specifications listed for the LinkStar-H68K include:

  • Memory/Storage:
    • 2GB/4GB LPDDR4
    • Onboard 32GB eMMC
    • 1x MicroSD card reader
    • SATA 3.0 support (via USB Type-C)
  • Display/Audio:
    • 1x HDMI 2.0
    • 1x 3.5mm audio jack
  • Connectivity:
    • Dual-band 2.4G/5G Wi-Fi 6 (M7921E module)
    • 2x GbE LAN ports (NIC RTL8211F)
    • 2x 2.5 GbE LAN ports (NIC RTL8125B)
  • USB:
    • 1x USB 3.0 Type-A
    • 1x USB 3.0 Type-C 
    • 2x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • OS:
    • Ubuntu, Debian
    • Armbian, Android
    • Openwrt, Buildroot
  • Operating Temperature:
    • -10 to 55°C
  • Power:
    • 5V to 24V DC (12V-1A DC rec.)
    • 8W
  • Dimensions:
    • 80 x 60 x 40mm

Further information

The LinkStar-H68K-1432 is available for backorder starting at $119.00 until December 30th ($129.00 regular price). The variant without Wi-Fi costs around $89.00 ($99.00 regular price). See the product page for more details.

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3 responses to “$119.00 Pocket Router supports Wi-Fi 6”

  1. mex137 says:

    I now this Router,
    its a hinlink H68K.
    https://doc.hinlink.cn/9.html

    I do not now what that “LINKSTAR” Label ist for. If you sell a Hinlink Router than call it Hinlink.
    Now its more difficult to find the right information!
    It looks like that seeed studio guys and girls are very special.

    It is possible to buy the Router on:
    https://parcelup.com/
    -> this is for all people who do not have the “LINKSTAR” Brand on the Top of the box.

  2. Chip says:

    Someone should convince the OpnSense devs to consider supporting the ARM platform. They have a great firewall, but it appears they also have almost no interest in anything beyond the Intel architecture, which is a shame considering how many ARM powered boards with multiple Ethernet ports could make use of it.

  3. Jenna says:

    Hi, this is the marketing and partnership team from Seeed Studio. Sorry for puzzling you regarding this product.
    Seeed Studio helps lots of start-ups scale up their business by distributing their products and helping them sell to the global market. This is just an example. We are actually the authorized exclusive reseller of HinLink-H68K in *worldwide markets, taking full responsibility for its sales and marketing, and are also responsible for the firmware update, document translation, technical support, and after-sales service of HinLink-H68K for English users in *worldwide markets.
    Also, we agree on promoting this product with the name Linkstar to facilitate product promotion.
    In addition, our ‘LinkStar’ is not exactly the same as the original version. All materials of ‘Linkstar’ have been upgraded to satisfy RoHS and other certification requirements, therefore, our ‘Linkstar’ is a better choice for customers outside of mainland China. (*Except for mainland China)
    Any questions or advice about this product is welcome to leave your questions in the FAQ section on product page https://www.seeedstudio.com/LinkStar-H68K-1432-p-5501.html?queryID=aab9093e2d6a9c1036eee3f9c70aa6dc&objectID=5501&indexName=bazaar_retailer_products

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