>> with them) and an ethernet hub. I recommend Cisco routers (2514 or
>> 2621), but they are expensive. Ethernet hubs are cheap enough.
> When you say "expensive" and "cheap", just how expensive or cheap do
> you mean? Please, please don't frighten me.
A Cisco 2621 with the necessary interface cards is roughly three
thousand pounds (inc vat). An Ethernet hub can be had for considerably
less than a hundred quid.
That said, from what you've been saying, I'd say a Cisco is overkill for
your needs - any old Linux machine with an ISDN card would be perfectly
happy as an appropriate router, assuming you have (or buy) the clues
necessary to set it up. ISDN always-on access should work out at about
four grand a year, give-or-take set-up fees and the like. I don't know
what it would take for a Windows box to do the same thing, but NT could
probably manage it with a bit of prodding.
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