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ahenning

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Wanos on Expand 4930
« on: January 10, 2015, 10:35:23 PM »
Note: Skip the hassles of flashing and upgrading another appliance and simply get the Wanos Wan Optimization Appliance .


Since quite a few users are using the Expand Networks 4930 appliance for their wanos deployments, here is a short how to guide:

Pros:
There are quite of few of them around and they have little to no resell value. Hence they make good low cost wanop devices. The Peribit or Juniper WXC 250 and 500 would probably also work.
The Expand 4930 hardware is actually top quality and was probably best in wanop class at the time. The hardware seems a bit over-engineered and it might have worked out better for Expand Networks if they went leaner and added more RAM.
The bypass NIC has two modes, changing jumper JP3 makes the NIC bypass compatible with Wanos.
Dual psu if required.
Boot from HDD, Compact Flash or USB.

Cons:
Single CPU core, which means this device should probably be used on low speed links <4Mbps. It peaks at about 100Mbps on low and 20 Mbps on high, but due to the single core, its not good at those rates.
1GB Ram.

Recommendations in images:

Move the jumper (jp3) one pin up to make the bypass work with wanos:
Default jp3 setting:


When moved one pin up:


Howto upgrade the RAM to 2GB (DDR2 notebook):


While the box is open, write the wanos image with an external usb drive connector like this:




4930 Chassis:

4930 Internal:
« Last Edit: October 07, 2016, 11:06:37 AM by ahenning »
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Re: Wanos on Expand 4930
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2015, 10:45:29 PM »
« Last Edit: April 07, 2015, 02:13:00 PM by ahenning »
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