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 From:  krt <kkrrtt at gmail dot com>
 To:  Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 Cc:  'Mono Dev List' <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>, Monowall Support List <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Re: [m0n0wall-dev] Add support for hardware button on WRAP
 Date:  Mon, 05 Mar 2007 16:54:41 -0800
Broadcom support would fix this problem, as you can find Broadcom chip 
minipci nics all over eBay for a few bucks.

Let's all collectively groan at Broadcom's insistence upon shunning the 
open source community.  Boo!

Anyways, I've also found that Intel 2200/2300 NIC's are plentiful in the 
20-30 after shipping range.  It's possible that a source of them could 
be found for larger and cheaper quantity purchases.  It looks that way 
as a lot of the vendors have multiple auctions for the same item at the 
same time, i.e. 25 dell truemobile somethings, which are actually intel 
2200's... etc.

Lee Sharp wrote:
> Alex M wrote:
>> 1) As user do you want cheaper hardware and mono as Access Point 
>> supplement
>> 2) As Developer do you wanna do it (I think we can make financial 
>> rewards)
>> 3) As Reseller or Distributor do you think we need it and are you 
>> willing to
>> buy quantity to make the hardware price cheaper?
> Actually had to count...  Right now I have 58 m0n0wall firewalls out 
> that I am supporting.  Because of the high cost for very small systems, 
> they are almost all generic PC hardware. (No WiFi)  If I could get 
> dependable small hardware at around $100, (WiFi could add to this cost) 
> I would jump on it.  As the WiFi support is improving, it makes more 
> sence to have it in the same box.  The 1.2 series WiFi was not worth the 
> trouble.
>             Lee
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