[Durham] Dream Plug

Martin Ward martin at gkc.org.uk
Fri Nov 11 12:57:43 UTC 2011

On Friday 11 Nov 2011 at 12:27, Andrew Glass <andrewglass3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone got or used one of these before??
> http://newit.co.uk/shop/proddetail.php?prod=Deb_DreamPlug
> Really fancy getting one to run as my router/firewall and wireless ap with
>  dns/squid etc
> Best get saving up for one as they are £115

I had a look at these when looking for a replacement for my current
mail/disk/ssh/dns/etc server. I ended up getting a second hand
Acer Aspire One netbook off ebay and putting Linux on it:


(1) Its slightly cheaper.
(2) Comes with its own screen and keyboard for easy O/S installation.
(3) Bigger memory and disk space.
(4) Comes with its own UPS (the battery lasts about 1 1/2 hours:
probably more with the screen off!)


(1) No wireless access point (but I'm sure there is Linux software available
to turn the wifi into an access point)
(2) No eSATA port or fibre optics (SP/DIF) port.
(3) Only 100 Mb/s ethernet,  not 1 Gb/s

I haven't got round to setting it up yet :-)


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