Subject: Re: soekris
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Miles Nordin <carton@Ivy.NET>
Date: 02/17/2005 10:42:03
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>>>>> "jkl" == James K Lowden <email@example.com> writes:
bah. i hate to respond seriously but...whatever, i'll be lame.
jkl> The basic Soekris box . . . seems ideal
If you get one, let me know how it works out.
soekris has a lot of competitors. I don't know much about any of
them. Here are a few I stumbled upon blindly.
http://bcwireless.net/moin.cgi/WirelessRepeaterKits -- soekris and others
http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/c.ACCT127230/sc.8/category.19/.f -- this is the short-circuit.com/DC2DC guys
also search for the ``pc104'' form factor.
The problem I see with them, it's hard to forward high pps, so if you
use it to route on your LAN,...not good because all these tinyPeeCees
I've seen have crappy Ethernet cards/drivers. It's a real issue. I
have a 300MHz PeeCee laptop with 3c589 and PRISM2 that has >90% CPU in
'interrupt' just forwarding 5Mbit/s of big packets. Granted, it has
moronic interrupt routing with everything on INT9, but I was still
surprised it's so poor. If you have multiple LAN segments or
802.11a/g, then I think you might benefit from a better Ethernet card
than rtk, although I don't know which drivers are good any more.
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