We are a small shop that has two locations currently connected by a pair of cisco 1601 (ethernet/serial only) routers driving a T-1. We are wanting to change our connection from the T-1 to a wireless connection provided by a local ISP. This new connection is provided to us as an ethernet. As we are using different IP subnets in both locations we need to replace our ciscos.
Whatever happened to cheap two port ethernet routers? Everything I've seen is focused on broadband. We have no need of firewall capabilities. We have no need of PPPoE. Being able to establish a IPSec VPN tunnel between two of them might be nice (but not neccessary as the ISP is already encrypting the data transparently for us). All we need is is two ethernet ports (100mb) and enough routing sense to redirect traffic (probably via higher metric static routes) to our checkpoint box (which will establish a VPN tunnel through the internet as a backup) when the wireless connection goes down.
My solution is a NetBSD powered pc with two ethernet cards in it, but there is some reluctance by the powers that be on that. It would be preferable that if I get run over by a beer truck that somebody might have a chance of figuring out what I cobbled up.