[HARDWARE] Cheap hardware

Jameel Akari jakari at fribble.cie.rpi.edu
Wed Sep 23 12:32:26 EDT 1998

On Tue, 22 Sep 1998, Greg Hewgill wrote:

> Ok, I'm going to try to build some cheap computing machines. So far, I've
> ordered the following items (from Multiwave Direct, www.mwave.com):


> 32 MB. The Kingston ethernet card apparently has an NE2000 compatible
> (non-PNP) mode. I'll find a cheap ATX case somewhere, the cheapest ATX case

	As you may know, the Kingston card needs a special DOS program to
configure it.  And, more importantly, it isn't quite fully NE2000, so you
can expect some flakiness.  I know, because I want to tear my KNE2021 out
of one of machines and trash it.  I've bought used 3Com 509's for $15,
and I'm much happier with them.  They too are software configured, but at
least the 3C5x9cfg program isn't as bad as Kingston's pile 'o crap.

Jameel Akari
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