[kwlug-disc] x86 "routers"

Dave Cramer davec at visibleassets.com
Sun Jan 24 10:39:51 EST 2010


On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 9:41 AM,  <john at netdirect.ca> wrote:
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>>That has a form factor that is too big. This (as yet hypothetical)
>>box
>>would be replacing a stupid little consumer-grade router in a cabinet
>>that is already smaller than I would like. I could maybe double any
>>one dimension of a standard consumer router (say a Linksys WRT54G)
>>but
>>I can't fit much more than that.
> ...
>
> We commonly put small systems in that would probably fit your space
> requirement. We used a Mini-ATX form factor board and a chassis that allows
> an add-in PCI card. We have put in a 4 port D-Link card for a total of 5
> ports, but in most cases we used a single port PCI card.
>
> I don't think it would come close to the low power usage of a ARM.
>
> With hard disk the cost was about $400 new.
>
> We used a chassis similar to this one:
> http://www.casetronic.com/product_d.php?id=0000000019
>
> We have a few used ones lying around. Contact me privately if you're
> interested.

I also have a few of these available for sale.

contact me privately as well.

Dave
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