Old frankenpix information

Just posted here to preserve it for posterity.

In the old days, I would make Frankenpix boxes.  These would be basically identical to a PIX520 or LocalDirector 430/416.  They were Cisco PIX/LocalDirector clones, using the following hardware, and they worked great:

 

MOTHERBOARD:
Intel Motherboard SE440BX-2 $ 100

NETWORK INTERFACE:
Intel Pro100/B 10/100 NIC PRO100/B $ 40
– OR –
Osicom 4 Ethernet Port PCI OLN-2404TX $ 900

ISA FLASH CARD:
16MB ISA Flash Card (PEP) CISCO – $ 700
– OR –
4MB ISA Flash Card (??) ?? $ –?

The difficult part in all of this was acquiring the ISA Flash card, which usually you had to canabilize out of a dead PIX.

 

 

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