[Wizard] power issues
Fri Sep 12 12:36:50 2003
Having noticed a few people talking of turning these Netway wizards into
firewalls etc by way of additional ethernet ports, I thought I'd point
out a potential issue.
There are indications that the PSUs they come with are barely adequate
for the draw of the machines in their standard configuration. In
particular, they apparently go flakey when you add a larger, 7200rpm
hard disk, or much above 128mb of RAM (despite the board being rated for
This might be worth keeping in mind for upgrade plans. I wouldn't be
surprised if a more capable 5V power adapter could be used to fix the
issue, but I don't know the details of how much current the motherboard
can handle, so the limitation might not be the power adapter or not
Anyway, just some thoughts for the archvies as much as anything.