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This page describes a number of modifications for a particular type of network appliance (the name has been omitted to avoid potential legal hassles). At one point in time, these particular net appliances could be purchased for $99 after cancelling service and turned into full-fledged PCs running Linux, Windows, or any other PC OS. Pictured is a modified Network Appliance running Windows 98. On the rear of the unit I've mounted a D-Link DSB-650 USB ethernet adapter. I'm using the net appliance with an IBM keyboard with a stylus-type pointer embedded in the keyboard.

[2.5" IDE Cable] [Mounting a 2.5" Hard Disk] [Adding an IDE Activity LED] [How to cool the CPU] [Serial Port Expansion] [USB Ethernet Mounting]

DISCLAIMER: You are responsible for any damages you may incur by performing any of these modifications. If you don't feel comfortable doing them, have a skilled friend assist you or perform the work for you. The information on this site is believed to be accurate, but by using it, you understand that you are receiving it "AS IS," with no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Neither this site, nor the author, provide technical support. Using this information may void your warranty on your network appliance. All products and corporate names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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2.5" IDE Cable
2.5" IDE Disk Mounting
IDE Disk Access LED
CPU Cooling Method
Serial Expansion
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