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 From:  "Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Cheap Hardware
 Date:  Fri, 2 Jun 2006 08:44:32 -0500
From: "Charlie Barker" <CharlieBarker at RedlineSoftware dot co dot uk>

> I'm sure this will have been asked before but is there a cheaper hardware
> option than a Net45xx?

> I'm only looking for two eth ports, it will be for home use so not a lot 
> of
> horse power required.

First, don't threadjack.  Stat a new thread, not a reply to an old one.  You 
get more response.

What you need is a Pentium 200 or better, at least 64meg of ram, with 128 
prefered, and 16mb cf with 32mb cf for growth.  Check the last link for the 
CF.

Now, my first response was this. http://www.directron.com/usedpc.html 
However, the size is right out.

Next would be a used small form factor PC.  For example,
http://cgi.ebay.com/Compaq-P3-733-SFF-Small-Form-Factor-Used-WIN2000-COA_W0QQitemZ8820718475QQihZ005QQcategoryZ51119QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItemhttp://cgi.ebay.com/Compaq-P3-866-SFF-Small-Form-Factor-Used-WIN2000-COA_W0QQitemZ8820722820QQihZ005QQcategoryZ51119QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
or
http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-Optiplex-GX100-Small-Form-Factor_W0QQitemZ8818988648QQihZ005QQcategoryZ51109QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
With the Compaqs, you will need the NoF1.exe to run headless.  I have used 
about 20 of the Dell GX200s and GX110s, and less trouble than with new 
systems.

On the subject of new...
Very small (appliance like) Case    $67.99
http://www.directron.com/2699r.html
Single ethernet 800mhz board        $108.00
http://www.directron.com/epia800.html
Cheap D-Link NIC                        $4.99
http://www.directron.com/dfe530tx.html
Psudo Hard drive   32mb                 $18.60
http://ec.transcendusa.com/product/ItemDetail.asp?ItemID=TS32MDOM40V

                        Lee