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RE: Low end router alternative?

  • From: Robert Boyle
  • Date: Fri Dec 19 18:28:46 2003

At 05:18 PM 12/19/2003, you wrote:
On Fri, 19 Dec 2003, Ejay Hire wrote:

> Lucent Pipeline 130, Superpipe 95, or Superpipe 155.

Well 2 minutes on Froogle tell me your definition of cheap and mine don't
match. For the same price range I would get a netopia R4522 or 5300 which
will reliably do NAT and all.

With a little more research, I think I can better clarify that I'm looking
for just about any router (<$50-100) that has a HSSI port and an RJ45
port. For what I'm looking for at the moment (experimenting)
used/refurbished doesn't matter so long as it works.
Then you probably want a Netopia PN660. v.35 serial port, NAT, RJ45 Ethernet, etc. They can't be upgraded with a Netopia OS later than 2 years ago due to flash and RAM limitations so they have limited VPN capability, but they work great for what they are. You can get them for < $25 on eBay.

This one is currently $9.99.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3066361701&category=3706

DO NOT buy a PN630/640 or any other model except the PN660 since that is the only one which will work for your specs. I would have given you one, but I threw them away a few months ago.

-Robert


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