[olug] OT: Cheap cisco routers?

Daniel Pfile daniel at pfile.net
Mon Aug 26 00:27:55 UTC 2002

I know I could do that, just like I know I could use a linux machine to

The point was to have an excuse to learn some cisco stuff. :)

So are there any router recommendations?

On Sun, 2002-08-25 at 14:22, Trent Melcher wrote:
> Don't replace it, just add a cheap hub or switch to it.  Just remember
> the 2 switch rule, and everything should be fine.
> Trent
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> Daniel Pfile
> Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2002 1:33 PM
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> Subject: [olug] OT: Cheap cisco routers?
> With the advent of me buying a new powerbook, I'm running out of ports
> on my cheapo broadband router/switch. Currently there are 4 computers
> between me and my roommates, and it only supports 4. I'm going to need 2
> more ports for the laptop (normal ethernet + wireless access point
> ethernet). So I'm thinking of picking up a relatively cheap 8 port
> switch to replace it, but I'm going to lose it's routing capability. I'd
> like to use this as a chance to learn some cisco stuff. I know i know, I
> could use my linux box to route, but I tend to do alot of kernel and
> hardware changes to this machine, and don't like kicking my roommates
> off the internet all the time. I also don't want to add another computer
> just for routing to the mix.
> So what I need is some sort of router that has:
> 2 ethernet ports (switch and cable modem)
> IP QOS (my roommates like streaming audio/video, I don't like it lagging
> me)
> VPN (I don't trust wireless encryption, allthough the linux machine
> could probobly do this)
> Ideally I'd like to spend around $200. But I could go up to $300 if I
> had to. The cisco 806 looks like it's just what I need, but I was
> wondering if anybody on the list knew of any older generation routers
> that would do what I need for less money. The 806 goes for about
> $330-$450 on ebay...
> Thanks in advance.
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