I will shortly be using DSL, so I no longer have a need for this ISDN
router. As ISDN routers go, it's been very good to me.
Full product details are available on the manufacturer's Web site at
http://www.rampnet.com/products/entre/index.html, but here's the
* ISDN router with built-in four-port (expandable) 10BaseT Ethernet
* Two POTS ports, with support for (among other things) Call Waiting.
I don't remember the REN per port, but I remember when shopping
around that the Entre had a higher REN than anything else I found.
Good thing to consider if you're planning on running more than a
couple of phones off the thing.
* Unlimited number of users (theoretically, anyway).
* Does Network Address Translation (NAT), also known as IP spoofing
or IP masquerading. (Ramp Networks calls this feature "EasyIP").
* Has a built-in DHCP server if you want/need to dynamically assign
IP numbers to machines on your LAN.
* Performs incoming and outgoing packet filtering, acting as a sort
of firewall for your LAN.
* Supports the expected features such as Multilink PPP, Dynamic
Bandwidth Allocation (adds and drops B-channels on demand), demand
dialing, integrated NT1, etc. However, it doesn't support
compression (at least to my knowledge).
* Very easy to set up; includes idiot-proof WebRampWiz software (for
Macintosh and Windows) or can be configured through a telnet
The typical street price for this (and comparable routers) is around
$600+; I'd like to get $350 out of it (for which I'll include shipping
in the US), but I'll certainly take offers. In fact, I *encourage*
phone during the day at 303 316-5671.