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Soekris 4801 as a complete modem / firewall

I've been using a soekris 4801 with 512Mb flash w/ Debian on it for a few years without any problem whatsoever. The box runs perfectly and never had a glitch. Since last week-end I got a table in my studio, I decided it was time to unclutter all the electric mess and remove as many cables, power chords and devices as possible. After removing a small switch, I'd been looking for an internal PCI (3.3V) ADSL modem. Some lurking on the list and I got the right suggestion (this time googling around yielded 0 results...): Traverse Viking ADSL2 PCI cards.

They support the following:

Network Protocols

• PPP over ATM (RFC 2364 PPPoA) • PPP over Ethernet (RFC 2516 PPPoE) • Bridged Ethernet over ATM (RFC 1483) ADSL Standards • ADNSI T1.413 i2 • G.992.1 (G.DMT) Annex A • G.922.2 (G. Lite) • G.992.3 (ADSL2) Annex A • G.992.5 (ADSL2+) Annex A

So Alessandro and I bought two of these Traverse Viking ADSL2 PCI modem cards (75 Euro + 13 Euro shipping each) from

Yes, my iron-cutting hardware skills leave a lot to be desired ;)


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