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NewsForge: Build Yourself a Linux-based Internet Gateway

May 19, 2004, 07:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Olaf Piesche)

"My Windows Internet gateway was running slower than a snail going uphill, even on a pretty speedy machine (a 1.3GHz Athlon), but when it started crashing regularly, I knew I had to do something. I downloaded and burnt Mandrake 10.0 Community, opened up a very old computer (with a CPU clock in the low three figures), and took care of the problem once and for all.

"I've got an Athlon XP 1700+ that I use for my personal and professional tasks, and two more computers in the house, all hooked to a DSL modem through one of the machines, which acts as a gateway. All of the computers are running Windows, including the gateway..."

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