Mini atx for firewall
scott+freebsd at fishballoon.org
Wed Nov 19 07:21:56 PST 2003
On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 04:11:46PM +0100, Nico Meijer wrote:
> Hi Francisco,
> >Anyone used a mini ATX machine with FreeBSD?
> It's mini ITX and yes, just did one yesterday. Small, quiet and
> beautiful. ;-)
> It was a ME6000 (fanless 600Mhz machine):
> >My primary concern is the network card. Since these small machines only
> >have one PCI slot I will add one card for the internal network and then
> >would need the onboard card to connect to the outside world.
> I tried a 3com 3c905 with this box and it wouldn't boot. Putting in a
> RTL8139 worked flawlessly. Since the box won't be doing any 'real' work,
> that's okay with me for now.
> HTH... Nico
I'm using a USB Ethernet adapter for the 'outside' interface on my ME6000,
since I needed the PCI slot for the wireless card. Seems to work just
fine - it's only talking to a cable modem so the fact that the USB
connection only runs at 11Mbps is not a problem. Just another option to
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