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 From:  "Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  "m0n0wall" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0 replacing a Cisco Catalyst 2650?
 Date:  Thu, 3 Nov 2005 11:08:17 -0600
From: "Erik Anderson" <erikerik at gmail dot com>

> I'm proposing replacing the cisco router w/ a Soekris net4801 with the
> lan1641 addon card.  Do you think this combination would have any
> issues handling the load?  At this point, we'd only be using four
> interfaces (WAN, LAN, DMZ, and wireless).

Frankly, I would through a bit more hardware at it.  The Soekris may handle 
it, but it will be tight...  And it will not do wire speed between the 
internal interfaces.  I would go with;

Very small (appliance like) Case    $62.99
Duel ethernet 1Ghz board               $148.00
Very nice Intel Duel port NIC        $34.00
Psudo Hard drive                            $18.90
And 512 meg of memory.  128-256 works fine now, but if you want PPTP or 
captive portal with a lot of users, you may need 512.