[rescue] FS/FT: Lightwave CS800 Console Server

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:51 CST 2003

I'll have my Lightwave Communications (now owned by Lantronix) 
ConsoleServer 800 up for sale/trade in the next week or so after its
replacement arrives.

My in-depth product review of it from early 2002, with pictures:


I've used it for the past two and a half years to remotely manage
six Sun machines and a Cisco switch, without a problem.  It's been
a lifesaver on multiple occasions, keeping me from having to drive
20 miles one-way to reboot a machine.

I no longer have the rack-mount ears, but a pair could be easily fabricated.
This unit has the optional modem installed as well, for remote dialup
console access, but I never used it.  I'll throw in a ton of cables and 
connectors (DB25, DE9, and in-line RJ45 adapters for Cisco/Sun RJ45 console
ports) that I got with the unit.

I've got all the software (upgrades) and manual for the unit online:


List price for this in late 2001/early 2002 was around $2500, with the 
optional modem card running another $395.

I'll consider trades for a fairly recent decently-equipped x86 system 
(either a nice desktop, or an IBM/Compaq/Dell rackmount server), a Mac 
laptop (G3 or G4), something nifty you might have around, or will sell 
outright - make an offer.

Other than Macs, I've got plenty of UNIX boxes around (SGI, Sun, etc) 
and am not interested in trading for more UNIX workstations.


bill bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
austin, texas

More information about the rescue mailing list