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asemisldkfj's avatar
11 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I'm tired of this thing laying around so I thought I'd try to sell it for cheap.

I put OpenBSD on it a couple of times but it always had this issue with working fine for like twenty minutes and then totally freezing up; it wouldn't pass any network traffic, but it would still be powered on and stuff. kind of weird. I'm too lazy to put another OS on it to see if it's actually a hardware issue or what.

http://soekris.com/net4501.htm

the case is a little messed up too :). I cut out part of the back of it so the antennae on my PCI wireless card could stick through. I'll take pics soon if anyone is interested at all.

they go for 173 USD on the Soekris site right now. I'd like to get $100 for this (free shipping), but I'm willing to entertain lower offers. I'm selling it AS IS, so if it is indeed a hardware issue, I'm not going to refund your money. if you think this makes me deserve less money for it, make a ridiculously low offer, because I kind of want to get rid of this!

the power supply/power adapter comes with it too. I think you have to order this separately from Soekris if you buy from them.
dannyp's avatar
11 years ago
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dʎuuɐp
Did you try to get Soekris to service it?

I can't afford it at the moment, especially if determining whether it's a hardware issue isn't possible. My trip is coming up soon too so... I pass. :(
asemisldkfj's avatar
11 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I emailed them and they said to give another OS a try, and if I had problems they'd replace it. I just can't get myself to spend like half a day getting it all set up and working just to see if it freezes again.
DaGr8Gatzby's avatar
11 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Yea it's a waste of time .. I TOLD YOU!!
lucas's avatar
11 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i'll consider it.. i have a lot of time for dumb shit (like scanning a dozen reams of shit)

will they honor the warranty if i'm not the original purchaser?
asemisldkfj's avatar
11 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I just checked the site and the warranty is only for a year. I bought it a year and four months ago.
phi_'s avatar
11 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I'm considering it as well. I need a print server!
Carpetsmoker's avatar
11 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
This should work with OpenBSD, there is even a soekris reseller specialized in OpenBSD (http://www.kd85.com/).

Difficult to tell of course, but I think the possibility of a hardware issue is very real ... :(
asemisldkfj's avatar
11 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
:/

who wants to make an insanely cheap offer and see if I accept?

oh, btw, serial cable (null modem cable, whatever it's called) is included.
bluet's avatar
11 years ago
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bluet
$ 10
phi_'s avatar
11 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
$9
bluet's avatar
11 years ago
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bluet
i don't think it works that way, phi_
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11 years ago
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bluet
damn, my avatar looks hot on my phone
lucas's avatar
11 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i'm scared of a hardware issue and the lack of warranty. :(
asemisldkfj's avatar
11 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
who wants it for $25 bucks and free shipping? (serial/null modem cable included, if you missed that before.)
lucas's avatar
11 years ago
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lucas
i ❤ demo
i already have a null modem cable. :(
dannyp's avatar
11 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
I'll take it for $25!
asemisldkfj's avatar
11 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
dp wins!
dannyp's avatar
11 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
YES!
dannyp's avatar
11 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
check is in the mail today
dannyp's avatar
11 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
stamps went up to 42cents as of this month :\
phi_'s avatar
11 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Forever stamps ftw?
dannyp's avatar
11 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
So far it's been up 56 minutes according to 'uptime'!

I'm gonna see what else might be wrong with this guy.

I still don't have a cf card reader so it looks like I'll have to do some trickery to reinstall an os on here!
asemisldkfj's avatar
11 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I could mail you my CF card reader…

:)
dannyp's avatar
11 years ago
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dannyp
dʎuuɐp
If you decide to, use my P.O. Box address this time :D Luckily my address was still forwarding (it shouldn't still be).

P.O. Box 1744
San Jose, CA 95109-1744