Lanner Products - 6 Eth Port - Sources?



  • Does anyone have any sources for Lanner products?

    Specifically I'm looking to order a few to test w/ multiple NIC's (6-8 ports).

    What are the cost on these?  I've seen some people here say they are using them but no mentions on pricing.

    If anyone else has any other possibilities/suggestions similar to the Lanner products (1U or Desktop Appliance w/ 6+ ethernet ports, 10/100 is fine).  The cheaper the better.  FreeBSD/pfSense support required.

    Thanks!



  • How about a small PC with two PCI cards, 4 x 10/100 ports each card? Example card: http://soekris.com/products/lan1741-1.html about US$100.

    But you could buy a reasonable 8 port VLAN capable switch for rather less than US$200 and connect the switch to a single GigE interface and use VLANs and the switch to act as a "port multiplier". The idea has been discussed in a number of topics in the pfSense forums.



  • @doofoo:

    Does anyone have any sources for Lanner products?

    Specifically I'm looking to order a few to test w/ multiple NIC's (6-8 ports).

    What are the cost on these?  I've seen some people here say they are using them but no mentions on pricing.

    If anyone else has any other possibilities/suggestions similar to the Lanner products (1U or Desktop Appliance w/ 6+ ethernet ports, 10/100 is fine).  The cheaper the better.  FreeBSD/pfSense support required.

    Thanks!

    I've bought directly from Lanner before.  The prices are reasonable as long as you keep in mind that you're buying something designed as a network appliance and don't try and add up the cost of comparable parts from NewEgg.

    EDIT:  I've got a pair of these.  http://www.lannerinc.com/x86_Network_Appliances/x86_Rackmount_Appliances/FW-7872



  • @Jason:

    @doofoo:

    Does anyone have any sources for Lanner products?

    Specifically I'm looking to order a few to test w/ multiple NIC's (6-8 ports).

    What are the cost on these?  I've seen some people here say they are using them but no mentions on pricing.

    If anyone else has any other possibilities/suggestions similar to the Lanner products (1U or Desktop Appliance w/ 6+ ethernet ports, 10/100 is fine).  The cheaper the better.  FreeBSD/pfSense support required.

    Thanks!

    I've bought directly from Lanner before.  The prices are reasonable as long as you keep in mind that you're buying something designed as a network appliance and don't try and add up the cost of comparable parts from NewEgg.

    EDIT:  I've got a pair of these.  http://www.lannerinc.com/x86_Network_Appliances/x86_Rackmount_Appliances/FW-7872

    Mind sharing how much you paid for those units?  Depending if they work for what I want to do, I may buy in smaller quantities (10-50 units).



  • @wallabybob:

    How about a small PC with two PCI cards, 4 x 10/100 ports each card? Example card: http://soekris.com/products/lan1741-1.html about US$100.

    But you could buy a reasonable 8 port VLAN capable switch for rather less than US$200 and connect the switch to a single GigE interface and use VLANs and the switch to act as a "port multiplier". The idea has been discussed in a number of topics in the pfSense forums.

    That would also work if I could build a smaller machine.  These units would serve as CPE's at the customer premises, so they need to look semi-appealing and be small/low maintenance for us.  Suggestions on cases and boards/setup that would support the PCI card?

    As this is a CPE, I'm trying to keep a low price point as possible.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Netgate is selling the Lanner FW7535D - http://store.netgate.com/Netgate-FW-7535-P1693C83.aspx

    They don't state it's a Lanner box on their site, but they link to databeestje's bandwidth review for the FW7535D (http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,27780.msg144750.html) to show the unit's capabilties. :-)

    They're really solid units, lots of people like them.



  • @jimp:

    Netgate is selling the Lanner FW7535D - http://store.netgate.com/Netgate-FW-7535-P1693C83.aspx

    They don't state it's a Lanner box on their site, but they link to databeestje's bandwidth review for the FW7535D (http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,27780.msg144750.html) to show the unit's capabilties. :-)

    They're really solid units, lots of people like them.

    Yeah I noticed Netgate - I was just trying to find some other vendors.  I'm guessing I could get a better price, especially when ordering in qty than what Netgate can offer.  I guess I'll just contact Lanner directly.  They look like nice boxes for sure.

    I'll probably do a small Atom or i3 box if I can build a smaller box with PCI card that would look nice as a CPE, or just go the small machine route w/ 2 NIC's and a  VLAN switch.  I really wanted an all in 1 approach though.



  • @doofoo:

    Yeah I noticed Netgate - I was just trying to find some other vendors.  I'm guessing I could get a better price, especially when ordering in qty than what Netgate can offer.  I guess I'll just contact Lanner directly.  They look like nice boxes for sure.

    Lanner does sell direct. Please keep in mind though, our recommended hardware vendors, especially Netgate, do a huge amount to keep this project running and Lanner direct and other vendors do nothing. We simply couldn't exist without our recommended hardware vendors' support.



  • Anyone know where these are available in the UK and maybe a price.

    Thanks in advance.
    Chris


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