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Hardware [Feb. 25th, 2009|02:35 pm]
Beemer
We have two DSL modems (one old and slightly creaky, the other brand-new) and a wireless router (older, works fine) that have been obsoleted by our switch to cable internet and the fancy all-in-one modem/router/wireless/firewall box we got for free* with our sign-up deal.

What should I do with the old hardware?

We don't need it, but it's Still Perfectly Good™, so I can't just throw it in the trash or the karmic waste-management pixies will smite me.

*Must go xerox UPC barcodes and mail in rebates...

ETA:
Old DSL Modem: Zyxel Prestige 645
New DSL Modem: Broadxent 8012-V1
Wireless Router: D-Link DI-524
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[User Picture]From: alpha_orionis_v
2009-02-25 10:09 pm (UTC)
I'd keep it around, even if you are on cable, now. You never know when someone you know might have theirs blow up on them.


Keeping old hardware has actually come in handy twice for us since September. My flatmate's router was a piece of junk and blew up, and then his switchbox gave out on him about a month later lol
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-02-26 12:20 am (UTC)
I'll happy give them to anyone who'd like them, but they don't want to live in my house anymore. It's too crowded.
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[User Picture]From: alpha_orionis_v
2009-02-26 12:26 am (UTC)
Well, unfortunately, DSL sucks, so like any intelligent person, I'm on cable as well.

And have about four modems as backup, as it is lol
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[User Picture]From: boat_of_car
2009-02-25 10:49 pm (UTC)
What are the brand/model numbers? There are many uses for that kind of hardware- fun, charitable, profitable...I can give you an idea how useful they are...
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-02-26 12:21 am (UTC)
Old DSL Modem: Zyxel Prestige 645
New DSL Modem: Broadxent 8012-V1
Wireless Router: D-Link DI-524
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[User Picture]From: furrbear
2009-02-25 10:55 pm (UTC)
you could eBay it. Some wireless routers are fairly popular w/ hdwr hackers.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2009-02-26 12:19 am (UTC)
Freecycle. Craigslist.
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From: detailbear
2009-02-26 12:34 am (UTC)
Seconded on the Freecycle. "I'll happy give them to anyone who'd like them". That's the basic idea of the service.
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[User Picture]From: flwyd
2009-02-26 12:54 am (UTC)
I'm interested in your wireless router.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-02-26 02:32 am (UTC)
Excellent! It's yours. When are you next headed Boulder- or Broomfield-wards?
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