Re: NEtworking question -- Somewhat off toipic
From: IPGrunt (me_at_privacy.net)
Date: 26 Jan 2005 19:53:23 GMT
John Hyde <EJHyd@netscape.net> confessed in news:Ie6dnZZaeu9qW2jcRVn-
> IPGrunt wrote:
>> John Hyde <EJHyd@netscape.net> confessed in news:E9udnVqvx4uAam7cRVn-
>>>This question is not about security per-se, but has to do with
>>>networking hardware. Since this is the only group I moniter that is
>>>even close, I hope you will indulge me.
>>>Here's my situation:
>>>I am helping a friend configure a home network so that
>>>he can VPN his laptop to work. His tech folks setup the laptop and sent
>>>him homw w/ a box of stuff. Problem is the router came with a 240 volt
>>>input transformer. If it had been bought at office depot or some such,
>> This must be some industrial strength router to have a 240v input.
> Not really. As mentioned, the specified output was 12v @1.2 A. I figure
> this one was packaged for use where there is 240 v in common use.
> Perhaps somewhere else in the world.
> Thanks for the input,
Larger servers have a 240V service input. So, some of the networking
equipment designed for server racks also use 240V inputs. (So does my
Kenmore electric oven, by the way.)
That's why I thought this was a router designed for high-end server
By the way, an OP mentioned polarity of a transformer. This is very
important, but generally the connectors for + and - polarity sources are
not compatible with eachother, but, and a big but, I've worked in
production environments where a tech will solder the wrong type of
connection for expediency so you do have to check if you work in this