Posted 09 July 2014 - 11:03 AM
I fully agree with what Nerm said above, but if I'm entirely honest, the best advice I can give you with using that PC for a router is don't.
Best case it has a weak Pentium 4 that gets out classed by cheap off the shelf routers in performance while using far more power to do so. If you have ANY plans of running this thing 24/7 your best first move would be to get some energy efficient hardware. Something like AMD's new AM1 platform would be cheap and use CONSIDERABLY less power AND be much faster than the P4/Pentium D.
Otherwise building your own firewall/router can be fun, I personally bought a dual core Atom mini ITX board a few years back for the same purpose and while I'm currently using an off the shelf router I have plans to revisit that idea with newer hardware once this router starts giving issues (I usually kill one every year or two )
Edited by cchalogamer, 09 July 2014 - 11:03 AM.
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