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So a few friends of mine are trying to organize a QuakeCon-ish size lan party here in Wichita,KS.

my question is, what would one do to go about setting up a router(or routers) for this? I was thinking about using a dual P3 with pfsense or RouterOS on it.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

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So a few friends of mine are trying to organize a QuakeCon-ish size lan party here in Wichita,KS.

my question is, what would one do to go about setting up a router(or routers) for this? I was thinking about using a dual P3 with pfsense or RouterOS on it.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

You are going to need some pretty big switches.

Also, Ideally you would also give each computer an internet IP address but firewall the common 'bad' ports. I know this is a total ass backwards way to do it, but who knows what ports any one wants to use. So, the best way is to catch the lowest hanging fruit (windows file sharing, messenger service etc) and hope it doesn't get too bad.

Also ideally, each computer is on it's own VLAN, all the traffic is then routed to a big router (this would be a computer or two computers with a bunch of network cards, you could use actual routers, but computers are cheaper) which then applies the firewall rules and sends the traffic in the correct direction regardless if it is internal only or not. This will help prevent any people who try to intentionally infect computers. You could setup an IDS to black list mac addresses and what not, but this is more likely to throw loads of false positives than any thing else.

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