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 From:  "Dr. Daniel Loomis" <drloomis at cox dash internet dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  soekris boards on eBay
 Date:  Thu, 05 May 2005 21:33:16 -0500
Beware of reseller currently selling Soekris 4501 boards on ebay.  I
bought one!  Turns out the boards were a special order manufactured with
only ONE NIC despite the fact that the seller copied the Soekris spec
indicating 1 to 3 NICs in his Advertisement.  Some are being offered
with 802.11b mini-pci boards that are decent Prism 2.5 cards, but of
unknown source. 

They do work fine for a dedicated Access Point, but are of little use
for anything else.  They are also very hard to setup as Access Points
with M0n0wall unless you are good at fiddling with the xml config files
on CF chips. Just try setting up the wi0 as your lan connection!

Also, get a firm quote on shipping before placing your bid.  The
reseller charges $20 to ship a tiny little 4501 board without power
supply.  Just mentally add $20 to your highest bid before clicking on
the submit button.

Dan

Someone once said: Not all that glitters is gold!