So you can make a router out of pretty much any pc if you have two network adapters.
What are the advantages or disadvantages to building your own 'home brew' router rather than buying one off the shelf?
I have a router but i'm thinking of building my own using untangle or smooth wall as I have an old pc with a little 1ghz amd processor.
If you have done this then why did you do it?
What would be your ideal parts list if you were suggesting someone build one themselves?
Feel free to tell everyone what you would or have used for this.
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If you know the podcast network Revision 3, then there is a show called Hak 5 that is doing the same thing you want to do.
Here are some episodes:
Here is a tip, just wait a few days and he will release another episode which I believe it is more of the router.
answered Jul 19 '10 at 18:47
I'd just buy a router. For someone like you that has "time" to do it, sure- go ahead! :) For a lot though, time is valuable and the better option would just be to buy a router.
answered Jul 19 '10 at 18:39
I have used both and for home use there is no benefit from building your own router unless there is a special feature that your standard router does not have (even with firmware like open wrt, dd-wrt or tomato).
From a pure performance standpoint, a home made router offers no real performance benefits at least for internet connections.
It is best to use a normal router as they use much less power and have good functionality when you mod the firmware.
answered Jul 19 '10 at 23:54