PCI Cable modem



  • Hey, i have a bunch of rack-mount equipment just for personal/academic use, so just a small cluster and some servers, nothing extraordinary. one thing thats kind of been annoying me is that i use a motorola surfboard modem connected to my pfsense box its just annoying that it is not rackmount and just sits there ontop of other stuff and can become disconnected when moving/isnt well secured (velcro). what i would really like is to put a PCI cable modem into my pfsense box and eliminate the surfboard modem all together.

    of course i know i would have to contact my ISP and confirm that whatever modem i go with will be compatible with their network, but for now im kind of stuck looking for pci cable modems.

    can anyone suggest any/where i might buy them?

    thanks in advance for your help & time

    kyle




  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You couldn't pay me enough to put a DSL or cable modem inside of a nice (read: expensive) router. It's far, far too easy for a power surge to fry the CPE, and velcro/zip ties/screws are cheap. :-)



  • I have the same sort of compulsion about the DSL modem for my backup line at the office (DS3 primary).  I just tossed it out in the demarc and ran the CAT6 from there to my primary server room so I don't have to look at it every time I go in there.



  • @jimp:

    You couldn't pay me enough to put a DSL or cable modem inside of a nice (read: expensive) router. It's far, far too easy for a power surge to fry the CPE, and velcro/zip ties/screws are cheap. :-)

    Ditto.  The broadband endpoint (DSL/Cable) is one thing I would WANT to be separate.


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