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WiTi OpenWRT Router Board Features 6 Ethernet Ports, Dual Band WiFi, SATA and USB 3.0 Ports (Crowdfunding)

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If you thought FireWRT router board had impressive features and but still wanted more, a new product is coming soon. WiTi is also a board powered by Mediatek MT7621A dual core processor @ 880MHz, but with 4 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, 2 Gigabit WAN ports, 802.11 b/g/n and 802.11ac WiFi with up to 4 external antennas, two SATA ports, as well as a USB 3.0 port.

WiTiWiTi board specifications:

  • Processor – Mediatek MT7621A dual core (4 threads) MIPS 1004Kc processor @ 880Mhz
  • System Memory – 256MB Memory (up to 512MB later)
  • Storage – 16MB SPI NOR flash for firmware, 1x micro SD slot, and 2x SATA 3.0 ports supporting 3.5″ hard drives. There’s also an optional NAND flash (not included in any Indiegogo rewards)
  • Connectivity
    • 2.4 GHz WiFi 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps
    • 5 GHz WiFi 802.11a/n/ac up to 867Mbps
    • 2x Gigabit Ethernet WAN ports
    • 4x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
    • 4x RF Antenna Connectors
  • USB – 1 USB3.0 port
  • Expansion – 30-pin header including USB, I2S, JTAG, UART, and GPIO signals
  • Debugging – 4-pins serial debug port
  • Misc – RTC battery, 1x WPS/GPIO key,  1x reset key, LEDs for power, SATA, WiFi (2x), and LAN (4x)
  • Power Supply – 12V/2A
  • Dimensions – 16 x 10 cm
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The board runs OpenWRT. MQmaker is the company behind the project, and is headed by Benn Huang co-founder of CubieTech. The website is still work in progress with very few technical details, but the forum is working. WiTi board comes with a 12V/2A power adapter,  two external antennas, two SATA cables (data + power), a USB to TTL board for debugging, and a acrylic enclosure.

The board can be had for $59 (early bird) or $69 via the Indiegogo campaign (flexible funding) with shipping being $20 for most of the world, except China, where it will be shipped for just $5. Delivery is scheduled for September 2015.

  1. August 12th, 2015 at 16:25 | #1

    looks nice, but “crowdfunding” isn’t “you can buy it now” and you’d still have to build yourself a case
    i’m not even talking about software.

    so.. not that interesting until it really should get released.

  2. renw0rp
    August 12th, 2015 at 16:44 | #2

    anyone heard about this company?

    If not the fear about lack of support and software (typical for chinese) I would buy it right now.

  3. August 12th, 2015 at 16:47 | #3

    @renw0rp
    Completely new company. The guys in charge worked at CubieTech before.

  4. Marius Cirsta
    August 12th, 2015 at 16:47 | #4

    @Dr. Azrael Tod
    I believe you also get some form of case for it.

  5. Marius Cirsta
    August 12th, 2015 at 17:01 | #5

    With the new FCC crap about lockdown and the freedom this board offers I’m getting one for sure. The tech specs are also very good, maybe 256 MB of RAM would have been better but I guess it’s fine.
    SATA 3.0 is also great meaning you’ll have no problem making this into a NAS.

  6. John
    August 12th, 2015 at 17:20 | #6

    Just another FireWrt/MT7621 reference design clone?

    FireWrt seems to be abandoned https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?pid=283363#p283363, so I expect this project (similar price) will die too.

  7. August 12th, 2015 at 17:32 | #7

    @John
    Interesting. They canceled the project due to cost issues, as they could not get volume discount on the processor.

  8. John
    August 12th, 2015 at 17:41 | #8

    @cnxsoft
    MT7621A platform is really nice and powerful, but 69 USD is not realistic price for it, especially in case of not massive production (I don’t expect more than hundreds of WiTi “sold” on Indiegogo). There are plenty of other designs based on the same platform, like PandoraBox PBR-M1 (http://downloads.openwrt.org.cn/PandoraBox/PandoraBox-PBR-M1/HW/), AmazingBox (http://www.right.com.cn/forum/thread-163344-1-1.html) or Storylink SAP-G3200U3 (http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/storylink/sap-g3200u3).

  9. Iridiumsat
    August 13th, 2015 at 04:58 | #9

    Or zero waiting and go to our big boss in China =>

    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wireless-Router-1200Mbps-dual-band-AC-Router-Support-a-SIM-card-for-3-g-4-g/32382460744.html?s=p

    No waiting for cloud funding any more.

  10. xxiao
    August 13th, 2015 at 08:15 | #10

    These days I bypass all crowdfounding stuff, I only buy real/ready-to-use hardware,not a promise any more.

  11. eric
    August 13th, 2015 at 10:36 | #11

    @John
    The design seems quite different

  12. luke
    August 13th, 2015 at 12:29 | #12

    @Dr. Azrael Tod
    hi,we have manufactured the product twice before the campaign ,so we can delivery the goods to the frist 100 funders very soon ,the rest funders will get in one months after the campaign.and the software is ready now.

  13. August 13th, 2015 at 13:57 | #13

    I’ve took some video & photos of the board’s trial prodoction here
    https://forum.mqmaker.com/t/witi-board-trial-production-video-photos/40/4

  14. August 13th, 2015 at 14:00 | #14

    @xxiao
    We’ve done the sample production. I think the people can get the board quite soon after the campaign 😛

  15. August 13th, 2015 at 14:05 | #15

    @John
    The price is real 🙂 and the board will be available soon
    https://forum.mqmaker.com/t/witi-board-trial-production-video-photos/40/4

  16. Roel
    August 13th, 2015 at 14:56 | #16

    In my opinion shipping is to high. It makes the price to 79$ and then we have to pay taxes and import costs what makes the total price more to 110$ = almost double.
    Then a BPI-r1 is more appealing to me, it doesn’t have the features but it does what I need @ home.
    Another one for me is the wifi-hd -> http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/03/02/add-network-connectivity-to-2-5-sata-drives-with-wi-fi-ethernet-enclosures/
    The one I received had a MT7620N and has a decent case. A shame I bricked it trying to hack it. I still have to find the serial connectors on this thing.

  17. John
    August 13th, 2015 at 15:23 | #17

    @eric
    For me it’s just a copy of reference design. Of course, board layout is different, but what about the rest? All components are almost the same… I bet that even the PCI-E to SATA bridge chip is the same as in reference design. And I didn’t tell that it’s wrong to make board based on reference designs – it’s faster, easier and more safe. I just don’t trust this company and this product at this moment. I prefer to pay more, but get reliable and tested hardware with long support, not one-time project, founded by 100 random people, with support closed 6 months later, when another one-time project starts 🙂

  18. August 13th, 2015 at 19:13 | #18

    @cnxsoft
    Yes, you’re right 🙂
    thanks for cnxsoft report!

  19. Marius Cirsta
    August 15th, 2015 at 17:32 | #19

    In the end it was the price of the shipping that me reconsider buying it … it was just too expensive after adding the shipping and I still needed a good case for it to be able to use it.

  20. August 16th, 2015 at 01:08 | #20

    @Marius Cirsta
    the price in indiegogo is cheaper

  21. August 16th, 2015 at 01:11 | #21

    the running witi with two 3.5” HDD.
    https://youtu.be/2n8yi8VSudM

  22. Marius Cirsta
    August 17th, 2015 at 01:18 | #22

    @benn
    I know but I would have liked a cheaper price for shipping … The board itself is decently priced but it costs $20 to ship to Romania which is expensive compared to he board price.

  23. August 20th, 2015 at 00:17 | #23

    @Marius Cirsta
    It’s true. So it’s important to have a local reseller 🙂

  24. August 20th, 2015 at 16:47 | #24

    An tutorial of making WiTi to a NAS server
    https://mqmaker.com/making-your-own-nas-with-witi-board/

  25. alex
    September 3rd, 2015 at 18:50 | #26

    tests hdd+WiTi Router Board ?
    test WAN-NAT-LAN ?

  26. December 13th, 2015 at 19:17 | #27

    WiTi router is up for sale on Aliexpress for $79 + shipping: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/WiTi-Board-Extensible-Powerful-Wifi-Router/32523122606.html

  27. Nrk
    January 19th, 2016 at 02:05 | #28

    I’d like to buy one of these boards, however they are out of stock at Ali Express. Will you be doing another production run?

  28. January 19th, 2016 at 09:16 | #29

    @Nrk
    Better ask on their forums: https://forum.mqmaker.com/

  29. goran
    January 26th, 2016 at 14:26 | #30

    hi, i’m selling one board, if someone want’s to buy.

  1. October 15th, 2015 at 17:55 | #1