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Looking for an inexpensive embedded device that contains 2 Ethernet Ports, runs Linux (or some other type of Unix), and is under $50.

My main concern is cost. It must be under $50 and have 2 Ethernet ports.

It can be a bare circuit board, it doesn't need to be a complete device with cover and all.

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Not at the $50 level, but probably what you're looking for in general.

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That is quite nice but above $60 I cannot possibly use these in my project. I'll need about 2000 of them and customers won't be willing to pay about above $80 total. – unixman83 Mar 28 '12 at 15:24
@unixman83 You said you "cannot possibly use these" and then accepted the answer? – Michael Mrozek Aug 15 '12 at 14:51

I suggest looking at OpenWRT's Table of Hardware finding a supported router that is on that list that you can buy for less than $50 and then flashing the firmware with OpenWRT (Tomato and DD-WRT likely have similar lists )

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Buy a Raspberry Pi and a usb Ethernet adapter ( they are about $5-$10 ) [ now you will have double ethernet ] so it will be lower than $50

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You could try using a Raspberry Pi (http://www.raspberrypi.org/)

It only has one ethernet port, but at half your specified price, you could purchase 2 to get the double ethernet port, effectively doubling the power of the system.

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However, if you're looking to sell something to customers, you might want to get a specialised PCB to fit your requirements. – IntrepidBrit Aug 15 '12 at 8:46
Related SE site : raspberrypi.stackexchange.com – Grzegorz Wierzowiecki Aug 15 '12 at 9:03

Dlink or linksys with debian. minix also.!

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