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Help! I need a ADSL Router that meets the following spec...

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Grafter
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Help! I need a ADSL Router that meets the following spec...

Metal cased - ideally with 19" rack mount ears, or the option to add them
Integral PSU - no plug top or inline transformer
No integral WiFi
and finally not Cisco!

Anyone out there got any recommendations or suggestions?
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Grafter
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: Help! I need a ADSL Router that meets the following spec...

Anyone?
Denzil
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Registered: 31-07-2007

Re: Help! I need a ADSL Router that meets the following spec...

Doing a search for rackmount ADSL routers gives Cisco, Cisco, Cisco, Cisco, and, err, Cisco. Why the restrictions anyway? You could put a normal router on a rackmount shelf.
Lurker
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Re: Help! I need a ADSL Router that meets the following spec...

I have a couple of old 1U switches that are fairly poorly - I might make a project to pull apart an ADSL modem and Frankenstein it into one of the Chassis.
The extra fan cooling would be handy, and I can probably re-use the PSU - just need to make a new front panel and move the LEDs to it.
Hmmm....
Xmas project?
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Grafter
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Re: Help! I need a ADSL Router that meets the following spec...

Thanks for the reply, I agree all I could find was Cisco!
These are needed for a "industrial" remote installation, I'm only quoting what the client wants!
Metal cased to assist with heat disipation.
Integral transformer to allow direct connection to UPS
No Wifi - Purely a cabled installation, but I guess we could purswade them to simply have this disabled.
Not Cisco - clients policy!


@ James_G - Yep we've had similar thoughts, but then the issues of Warranty and dare I say CE Complience are rasied!  Roll eyes
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Re: Help! I need a ADSL Router that meets the following spec...

If you are in to a bit of home customisation to meet their requirements may I suggest it goes no further than making a sticky label. Tongue
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paulby
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Re: Help! I need a ADSL Router that meets the following spec...

Draytek do a rackmount kit for their 2820 routers (which have a non-wireless version) - see here under the accessories tab.
It does use a power brick with an integral 13A plug though but you could do what we do - buy a suitable mains transformer (2820 needs 15V) with an IEC mains inlet and the appropriate output voltage and connector to replace the supplied power supply and fit it to the rack kit (you may have to drill holes and use tie wraps to mount the transformer) e.g. this sort of thing from Maplin.
jnwright
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Re: Help! I need a ADSL Router that meets the following spec...

The Allied Telesis AT-AR440S comes with a rack mount kit and has an integral power supply, metal case, etc.  Expensive - one didn't make reserve price on ebay recently.  A lot of information if you go here and select Routers and AT-AR440S.
Superuser
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Re: Help! I need a ADSL Router that meets the following spec...

@jmwright, Never thought of Allied Telesis...
@Username,We've used quite a few of their switches in systems we've supplied to clients. Mainly for the same reasons as you, integral PSU and rackmount. This is the distributor we use http://www.micro-p.com/products//NETWORKING/NETWORK-ROUTERS/ADSL-ROUTER/ALLIED/ALLIED-Routers-ADSL-R...
I can't believe the price is £575, I've got a MicroP trade catalogue, if I remember when I get into the office tomorrow I'll look for the price and let you know! Smiley
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Re: Help! I need a ADSL Router that meets the following spec...

@username
Ok , well the SRP is £654!!! , the catalogue doesn't give a trade price for the AR440 ( obviously not a high volume unit ) but based on the SRP to Trade price ratio for other items it's likely to be about  £370.
Hope that helps.
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Grafter
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Re: Help! I need a ADSL Router that meets the following spec...

Thanks guys - very helpfull - we'll speak to out account manager at micro-p and see what they can come up with...