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Routers. I'm going off to college soon and won't be taking my home router with me (rest of family still needs it). So, I could either buy a new router or, as a friend of mine plans to do, build my own. I hear you can get many more features this way. So, does anyone have any experience with this type of build, and if so, what kind of hardware am I going to need, which is the best software to rurn, how exactly am I supposed to set it up, etc.?

I salvaged an old box with a CD rom drive, floppy drive, no hard drive, pentium 200Mhz, 32MB SD ram (i don't know the speed), and two old network cards. I'm going to first need to get a really old keyboard to interface with it (it's pre PS2 interface). Is this sufficient? I know I'm going to need a switch. I also would like to add a wireless aspect at some point, so what would i need for that?

My friend is planning on useing m0n0wall software. Is there anything better, or easier, or able to run off a floppy?

Basically any information you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Edited by BoomShake007, 04 May 2006 - 11:51 AM.

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google on how to set up a linux router....they're pretty easy to do..and all you need is the machine...preferably with two nic cards...
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