I ordered a guruplug server plus in February from GlobalScale Technologies and it showed up 7 May
I looked for the CD that was mentioned as shipping with the plug but it was not there
After reading forum posts here, I managed to connect via WiFi. Things seemed to be working well with the minimum debian install UNTIL I plugged in an ethernet cable. After 4-5 minutes the status lights would go off and the plug would be dead. I configured the ethernet ports and started to ping the plug. Pings were OK for 3 minutes or so -- then started dropping packets and then stopped all together. If I don't attach an ethernet cable - system stays up but it gets much hotter after a few minutes of having an ethernet cable plugged-in
It then stops working.
I did note that my plug was a bit scratched up when I removed it from its wrappings but was sooo excited to receive it that I didn't care!
Now I need to decide to get it replaced or ask for my money back... BUMMER!UPDATE 11 May 2010
I called the Globalscale Anaheim, CA location to try to get some tech support but the operator would not connect me to anyone in tech support or sales after I mentioned I was having a problem with my GuruPlug. She told me to send an email to "Sales". I did this and went into *great* detail about my problems and diagnostics -- and mentioned that there was no CD in the package as stated in the product description.
Received this email today -- this is the complete email, btw:
1. Change to another RJ45 cable and try again, if same situation happens
please send it back via claiming RMA.
2. Please visit the updated Downloads link in GTI web site:http://www.globalscaletechnologies.com/t-downloads.aspx
More update will be posted in this site or its sub-link(s).
ARGH!!! I will *try* to RMA - and ask for a refund.
I can NOT recommend Globalscale Technologies - product or service