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Where to get thin client computers?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by virtualgeorg, Sep 20, 2004.

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  1. virtualgeorg

    virtualgeorg Thread Starter

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    Could anyone tell me where I can find used thin client workstations?
    Someone setting up our network said that we need at least pentium 2, 32 ram, 8 meg video and bootable nic card.

    I can find a lot of 200mhz pcs with only 2 meg ram that are real cheap but not the above.

    I need to buy 30 of them.

    Thanks,
    -George
     
  2. Squashman

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    About 6 months ago I could have gotten you a crap load of Pentium II 400's with 128mb of ram. Our local university was getting rid of them for $50. Right now they have 17 Pentium III 550mhz for $125.
     
  3. virtualgeorg

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    Yes instead of buying a smaller thin client pc & can find a better deal on used PII systems. I thought one advantage of thin client was to eliminate components making them less expensive? But not on used ones, I find better deals on complete PC's, guess there are more of them out there.

    What could I use for a bootable network card? I am finding mostly network cards that have a socket available for optional boot rom but not one with rom already installed. Do y0o usually buy the card & the boot rom separately? I see some that mention an "intel boot agent", is that a bootable network card?
    I want to eliminate using the floppy to boot so what kind of nic card should I get?

    Thanks
     
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    Yes, the Intel Boot Agent is Network bootable. Most network cards made today are Network bootable.
     
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