Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ
gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Fri Oct 10 21:37:31 CDT 2008
Tony Duell wrote:
>> A company I worked for a couple of years ago dropped Cisco and went for
>> a Chinese company called Level One. They weren't exactly brilliant, but
>> they were a quarter of the price. Oh, and crucially - and this is
>> important for unattended sites - we didn't have any unexplained PSU
>> fires (yes, fires) like we had with Cisco.
> OK, and how many _expalained_ PSU fires did you get with Level One?
Heh. None, although the plugtop PSUs that came with certain Alvarion
wireless bridges had a tendency to fail and cause weird problems like
the bridge constantly rebooting - it would display the first few
characters of its startup message, and then <BLINK BLINK> on the status
lights, and it's booting up again.
I tested 20 of the "suspect" PSUs. Four of them failed, hard. Failed
hard as in "blew the case apart" failed. No, I don't know how they
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