SATXTREM OTT Box & WiFi Router Combo Runs Android 7.1 on Amlogic S905X Processor

There are so many Amlogic S905X/S912 TV boxes on the market that offer the same features, I’ve long stopped reporting on all new models, unless they have very specific features, or are made by some of the most popular companies. SATXTREM OTT Box & WiFi Router appear to be a difference beast – as its name implies -, as it’;s both an Android 7.1 TV box, and an Android WiFi router thanks to three Ethernet ports.

SATXTREM TV box & router specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S905X quad core Cortex A53 processor @ up to 1.5 GHz with ARM Mali-450MP3 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB DDR3
  • Storage – 8GB eMMC flash (Options: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB) + micro SD slot up to 32GB
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0a up to 4K @ 60 Hz, AV port (composite)
  • Video Codecs – 4K 10-bit H.265 up to 60 fps, VP9 up to 60 fps, H.264 up to 30 fps
  • Audio Output – HDMI audio, AV port (stereo audio), and optical S/PDIF
  • Connectivity
    • 3x 10/100M Ethernet ports including one WAN port, two LAN ports
    • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi with internal antenna
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • Misc – IR receiver, Power/standby LED, update button (via pinhole)
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A via power barrel jack
  • Dimensions & Weight – N/A

The specifications lists AP6181/AP6212/AP6330/AP6335 wireless modules, so while most devices sold online will likely only come with 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, resellers could likely request an AP6335 module supporting  802.11ac WiFi.

Android 7.1 firmware is said to support OTA updates, but somehow the company did not find it useful to provide more details about the “router functions”. The box ships with a power supply, a simple IR remote control, and a user manual.

The device is sold on Aliexpress for $68 shipped, but you’ll also find a $116 “1-year IPTV with box” option that promises 1,460 IPTV channels watchable through “Best HD IPTV” app. Needless to say the last option is rather dodgy, and may not last one full year. I’ve also noticed all sellers offering SATXTREM devices are rather new with limited feedback. For example, the shop I linked to was setup in September 2017. The manufacturer “Shenzhen SATXTREM Technology Co. Ltd” does not have a website, but you’ll find some company info on sites like DIYtrade.

Via AndroidPC.es

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Martin Schlatter
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So this box comes with a WLAN connector, first time I see that. Maybe the company should also sell the WLAN cable to use it.

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Paul M
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My first question is whether the network ports are truly independent devices, and whether you can use VLAN tagging on them. Also, whether these network interfaces can support sustained high rates of traffic.
In other words, can you really use it as a serious router?

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Paul M :
In other words, can you really use it as a serious router?

Of course! Just look at the WLAN port (the one below the two LAN ports) to know what to expect.

Seriously: if the hardware is not listed as supported by OpenWRT/LEDE or similar projects it’s not a router you want to buy but just a pile of crap. How is it possible that people forget about all those horrible security nightmares that come with each and every ‘vendor firmware’ running on such cheap router stuff (this one clearly being a joke with 2 times USB Ethernet)?

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@Martin Schlatter
WLAN in this context is WAN, not Wireless LAN in the sense that Germans refer to Wi-Fi, so in other words, no special cable is needed.

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Say I wanted to put a gigabit switch onto one of the LAN ports, and a Ubiquiti Wifi AC access point on the other…would the devices wired to the gigabit switch communicate with each other at gigabit speeds? How about the Ubiquiti, would the wireless devices connected to that communicate with each other at AC speeds? How about a device on the Ubiquiti communicating with say, my NAS on the gigabit switch, would it be bottlenecked? What it I attached the Ubiquiti to the switch rather than the second LAN port on this, would that allow AC speeds to my wired devices?

I’m getting sick of dealing with the off-the-shelf routers and want to do something different.