[SATLUG] Probably been beaten to death, but....

Sean I siffland at nerdshack.com
Thu Jul 23 20:26:32 CDT 2009


On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 6:58 PM, FIRESTORM_v1<firestorm.v1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm looking for recommendations on building a low-power router for my
> network.  My WRT54G w/dd-wrt is becoming unstable, not always coming
> back from a reboot, not always pumping the WAN interface for an IP,
> etc...
>
> I want to build a router out of standard PC parts, but want to build
> something that's flexible where I can add and remove NIC cards without
> having to recompile the images on the disk to add/remove software from
> the router. I want something low power and I have several CF cards
> ~64MB and a 4GB microdrive (with IDE adapters)  that I was wanting to
> use instead of a regular IDE drive.
>
> The end goal is something that's not gonna kill my power bill but
> something that I can customize relatively easily.  I'm also looking
> forward to using MRTG from another machine to poll the interfaces so
> SNMP is a must.
>
> What do you all recommend? What do you use? Any specific
> hardware/software configurations that I should consider or stay away
> from? Enquiring minds want to know!
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
>
> FIRESTORM_v1
> --

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