Topton Intel N5095 4x 2.5GbE Firewall Review
The front of this unit has two USB 3.0 and a HDMI port. There is a power button that lights up and antenna holes. The chassis is mostly metal, but the faceplates were plastic. We will quickly note that with all of these units it has been common to get a different chassis than was pictured in the photos on AliExpress.
The other side of the unit is perhaps the more important end. It has 4x 2.5GbE ports. These are Intel i225 NICs and are the B3 stepping NICs.
There is also a DC 12V input. We have powered these via the PoE Made in China PoE Splitter we reviewed but the J4125 and N5105 are better options for that route given their lower power consumption.
Here is an internal view of the system. This is the same CW-N6000 motherboard we have seen in the N5105 and N6005 systems, just with the N5095 sticker.
Along the bottom here we get two SODIMM slots. Although we generally suggest using dual channel memory, many of the pre-configured systems come with only one DDR4 SODIMM. The benefit of having a single DIMM is lower power/ heat output.
Along the other side, we have a mPCIe slot with a SIM slot. There are apparently 3G/ 4G modems that can go in here, but we have not heard great things from users who have tried ordering them with the units. Feel free to comment if you have had a better experience.
Behind the RJ45 ports, we have the SLNMH Intel i225 NICs. That stepping is the B3 stepping. There is also a M.2 slot for a NVMe SSD. We suggest using a lower power option to keep power and heat generation down in these.
One other small feature is that there is a 4-pin fan header in the corner of the motherboard. Some users have either gotten units with bottoms that have fan holes or have made them via a Dremel or drill and used this. Since this is a fanless system with fairly sparse firmware, expect fan speeds to not be automatically controlled.
This is very similar to the other hardware we have seen in these units.
Next, let us get to the performance.