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 From:  David <dlawley at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] PDS2300 - Install procedures
 Date:  Tue, 8 Nov 2005 04:54:25 -0500
Anyone know how to disable the onboard nic on these boards, as you say the
info appears to be hard to find. Have a dual intel card that I want to try
and use on a 300 mhz version of this board but would like to get the reltek
out of the picture..



On 10/18/05, Manapua <soekris at manapua dot net> wrote:
>
> It pretty much looks like an older Neoware box. From the pictures i've
> seen of a Neoware 2000/3000 they look identical. Same port layout on the
> back. But the front does not look like any Neoware i've seen. The hole in
> the back is for an audio port bracket (from the pictures of the Neoware.) Do
> a search on eBay for Neoware and you will see just how alike they are.
>
> There isn't much on the web about the Neoware hardware. They seem to boot
> off the DiskOnChip socket. They don't have a HD activity LED.
>
> You can get a used Neoware box on eBay for about the same or double the
> price he is selling these for. These are brand new and very clean. The BIOS
> is very standard looking. Not sure if the Neoware BIOS is crippled or not.
> The Wyse terminals i've seen had stripped down BIOS controls.
>
> I may get a Neoware box just to figure out how the audio header is wired.
> Stick it next to my stereo with a wifi card in it.
>
> On Mon, 17 Oct 2005 13:40:32 +1300
> Craig FALCONER <cfalconer at avonside dot school dot nz> wrote:
>
> > That's a beautiful looking piece of hardware!
> >
> > However it looks like it only has the one ethernet connector, so you
> need to
> > add something to the PCI slot.
> >
> > I'm thinking - car computer.
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: David [mailto:dlawley at gmail dot com]
> > Sent: Monday, 17 October 2005 12:01 p.m.
> > To: Manapua
> > Cc: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> > Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] PDS2300 - Install procedures
> >
> >
> > locate any documentation on this board yet?
> >
> > On 10/14/05, Manapua <soekris at manapua dot net> wrote:
> > >
> > > I just got one of these on eBay.
> > > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5246538306
> > >
> > > He's got 25 left. It's pretty cheap too.
> > >
> > > It is some kind of surplus thin client. It has a 300Mhz Geode GX1
> > > processor. It is missing the internal bracket to hold a HD and laptop
> > > style floppy. I have sucessfully booted m0n0wall from a compactflash
> > > plugged into an IDE adapter. With a second NIC in the PCI slot it
> > > makes a nice little router. No wall transformer either.
> > >
> > > Just need to find something to cover the hole in the front and the
> > > back of the case.
> > >
> > > The PCI slot says 3.3 volt only. The pci slot is recessed in the back
> > > so it's a little difficult unplugging cables.
> > >
> > > You will want a bigger SODIMM. PC66 or faster. The regular DIMM slot
> > > will block the PCI slot. How well does m0n0wall run with 32MB?
> > >
> > > It also has an empty DiskonChip socket.
> > >
> > > I haven't really played with m0n0wall on it very much. The onboard NIC
> > > is a realtek. I'm currently trying to install Gentoo on it.
> > >
> > > Andrew
> > >
> > > On Thu, 13 Oct 2005 21:06:20 -0600
> > > Dmitry Sorokin <dimon at intellinet dot ca> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Quoting Vince Van De Coevering <vpv at figaros dot com>:
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I got my last 2 of these units (on ebay) for $10 each and $30
> > > shipping, so
> > > > > I'm deploying Celeron 600 systems with 128 meg of ram and 3 10/100
> > > ports for
> > > > > $25 each.
> > > >
> > > > Searched eBay for PDS2300 and PDS2100 but didn't find anything.
> > > >
> > > > Dmitry
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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