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 From:  Melvin Backus <mbackus at bellsouth dot net>
 To:  David Rodgers <david dot rodgers at kdsi dot net>, Dan O'Brien <score underscore it at hotmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] 2 and 3 ethernet motherboards
 Date:  Thu, 01 Jul 2004 19:20:14 -0400
At 03:52 PM 7/1/2004, David Rodgers wrote:
>what I am looking for are CHEAP motherboards that will work. I have some
>friends that want to set this up and telling them to spend +-$150-$200
>is kind of hard
>For a customer it's easy to justify because they are getting a device
>more capable than a sonic wall for half price but for a guy that doesn't
>have a lot of spare cash and just wants to build something for their
>house to replace a crap dlink box that doesn't suck a lot of power you
>can't beat a $30 motherboard and a $10 cf adapter with an 8 meg CF card.
>(I have about 30x266-433 celeron cpus and a bunch of 128mb sdram just
>sitting in a cardboard box)
>Someone did point me to a dual abit board (thanks btw) in the $28 range
>with a pci slot to add another but if I could only find a 3 nic board I
>would be in heaven.

There are multiport NICs available also, so you could slap a dual/quad card 
in the PCI slot and be all set.  If I recall they were discussed on the 
list in the last couple of months, but I wasn't really interested so I 
don't recall the details.  They were in the $20-$30 range if I recall.

Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

Melvin Backus
Principal Wizard
Sleepy Dragon Enterprises