drewpc at colorado.edu
Tue Aug 1 10:12:57 MDT 2000
First of all, you can read about it on http://www.linksys.com (it's the product
that's shown on the first page).
Secondly, decide if you need the 4-port switch. Yes, I said SWITCH. That is different
from a hub. A 4-port switch will run you $100-$200 alone!
I bought my 4-port switch version for $165 (including shipping/tax) from http://www.buy.com
and I got it 3 days later. I know that lots of people have had problems with buy.com, but
I'm not one of them :). I think that CompUSA sells it for $190.
If anyone needs help setting it up, they can email me offline and I'll help them.
"To understand recursion, we must first understand recursion."
On Tue, 1 Aug 2000, D. Duke Smith wrote:
> OK, where can I find one of these (I live in Aurora)?
> PC Drew wrote:
> > For all those who have or want cable modems or DSL, you should look
> > into using the Linksys BEFSR41 firewall instead of a computer. Yeah,
> > it's a lot of fun to play around with Linux firewalling and such, but
> > if you want something that firewalls, does DHCP, NAT, port forwarding,
> > etc. for your network AND has a 4-port switch in it for only
> > $160...this is your product!
> > No, this isn't an advertisement for Linksys. I just cringe when I
> > hear about people using their linux machines to do lots of packet
> > filtering that is unnecessary.
> > Also, if you think for a second that hooking your cable modem directly
> > into your computer is safe, think again. You've just put your
> > computer straight on the Internet for script kiddies to beat the crap
> > out of.
> > Thus endeth the sermon.
> > --
> > PC Drew
> > "I lived through the IPO Rush of '99"
> > - T-shirt c. 2034
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