Turn an old computer into a powerful firewall and router
Dec 28, 2010, 22:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil Bothwick)
"Linux is built on networking. It's at the core of the operating
system, not a bolted on extension. This means that if you want to
build an internet appliance, Linux is the obvious choice.
"The most popular internet appliance is a router and most homes
have one these days, translating your DSL or cable internet
connection into Ethernet or wireless to be used by your computer.
If you have more than one computer, such a device is even more
important because it enables them to use the internet at the same
time without getting their packets in a twist.
"If you do have a number of computers, it's possible you have at
least one that's neglected and gathering dust in a cupboard
somewhere because it's no longer considered powerful enough for