I bid on and won an out of production Netgear modem router(RM356) on ebay last week. I normally would never buy any type of electrical component especially a used one on ebay, but like I said, the device we wanted is no longer being made.
We have a couple of these units at clients who cannot yet get any type of hi-speed internet access. They’re nice and have worked great. Well, we needed another one, so that why I turned to ebay.
I received the unit yesterday, and as I try it out this morning, non of the LAN ports seem to work. The unit does power up but there is no connectivity on any of the 4 ports. This sucks bad. The seller stated that the unit was in working condition but is being sold as is. Which kind of ties my hands of anything I can do. I did send him an email letting him know, and maybe he will be willing to take it back, but I won’t hold my breath.
So let me pose a question to my millions of readers. Can anyone recommend a inexpensive LAN router that has a built 56k modem that preferably is still in production?