personaly, I find the cheepest hardware to use is old pII machines
salvaged from the local mill, they throw out perfectly good pcs every
year in what they call "preventitive mainenance. go to salvage yard,
pay 1$ each for them, they usualy got a 3com card in them and 128 of
ram and 2-4 gig hard drive. get a dozen of them and a box of extra
cards that they also threw out for 1$ for whole box.
meaning each machine has at most 2 dollars put into it.
2 bucks for dedicated firewall? not bad
Bao C. Ha wrote:
>The KBFlash-1 Rev 4 Flashrom sounds like a DOC. Just boot up
>FreeBSD 4.11 to see if it recognizes it. If it does, it is
>just a piece of cake to load m0n0wall on it.
>This machine was known to OEM as the Bcom WinNET II 5BLIP.
>On Fri, Jun 02, 2006 at 11:32:54AM -0500, Junior Gillespie wrote:
>>On 6/2/06, Bao C. Ha <bao at hacom dot net> wrote:
>>>A couple of weeks ago, I sold a m0n0wall ready machine on eBay
>>>for about $20.
>>This particular item is the Bocavision JNC205.
>>I've personally used these machines for m0nwall and various other
>>applications. They function fairly well. Some may recognize this hardware as
>>the Wave Wireless SpeedLAN 8300 and 8400 using the Karlnet TurboCell
>>protocol for wireless networking. The SpeedLAN product utilizes a KBFlash-1
>>Rev 4 Flashrom unit that is mounted by a EEPROM chip on the board.
>>Something I've been interested in doing for quite sometime is overwriting
>>the OS on the Flashrom with m0n0wall instead of using a CF or HDD. If anyone
>>wants to give it a try or has some advice or recommendations for performing
>>this task, it would be much appreciated.