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.
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