alex wetmore wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Dec 2004, Bryan Catlin wrote:
>> We are expanding and wanting a smaller unit, instead of our normal
>> pcs, for in the field installs. Most will be in semi weather proof areas
>> like outdoor enclosures or at least protected from the elements but not
>> necessarily heat and cold.
>> So what I want to know is, is the Wrap or Soekris board more
>> flexible/reliable to use? We may need the 3rd LAN port and have a thru
>> put of about 10Mb and 45Mb in the future.
> Each company makes a variety of products. I also don't know how price
> sensitive you are.
> I am price sensitive (home user) which lead me to purchase a WRAP.
> Specifically I got the WRAP 1C-2 (3 LAN port model). This worked great
> for months, and then I ran into some stability problems. Pascal (from
> PCEngines) sent me a replacement WRAP 1D-2 which solved the problems. The
> company was very easy to work with. I don't think that hardware failures
> for the WRAP boards have been common, I only have read about one other
> There isn't a completely comparable product from Soekris. The WRAP boards
> have a faster processor than all Soekris boards except for the 4801 and
> 4826. The Soekris 4801 boards have some additional features over the WRAP
> 1D-2 such as a IDE port and USB 1.1 ports. Neither of these are necessary
> for m0n0wall, so I ignored them.
> The PCEngines stuff is much cheaper than Soekris. The Soekris 4801 is
> $222 vs $147 for a WRAP 1D-2. The cheapest Soekris is about the same
> price as the WRAP 1D-2 but uses a CPU with about half of the speed. This
> is probably fine for m0n0wall today, but I preferred to have the extra
> I don't think that you can really go wrong with products from either
> company, it is just a matter of comparing features to cost for your
> specific application.
Also, check this out:
It appears that the WRAP boards interface with the VPN hardware accelerator
boards better. Strange.
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