Getting a "portable" /19 or /20

Richard A. Steenbergen ras at
Wed Apr 11 00:16:55 UTC 2001

On Tue, 10 Apr 2001, Dan Hollis wrote:

> On Tue, 10 Apr 2001, mike harrison wrote:
> >    They do not compare on the same scale as purpose built hardware and
> > OS's like the Cisco's, Lucent, Ascend... equipment. Anyone that thinks
> > that they compare directly is delusional, as I was.
> Can't exactly run down to the local Wal*Mart or Fry's and pick up a spare
> Cisco power supply, ram, or 100mb ethernet card though...
> Never quite understand how Cisco can charge $1800 for a $1.25 10/100 PCI
> ethernet controller, either...

Don't be silly, a good 10/100 PCI ethernet controller costs $10 retail, or
about $3 in parts... (I have to admit to being a fan of the netgear FA31x
as well, it has never done me wrong and for the price if it ever does it
goes to the parking lot for Bryan Blank to run over).

Richard A Steenbergen <ras at>
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