Life like Opossum Posted October 5, 2012 Share Posted October 5, 2012 I've been looking into making myself a custom made router (similar to the one Darren made). I have been looking at the various distributions that are available and I seem to be liking Smooth-wall (ironically enough it is what Darren himself suggested in the episode where he makes his router). Is Smooth-wall still one of the best router OS distributions to use? Or is there a better distribution that I should be looking into? Also, I have been looking into parts I am thinking about going with an Asus board (micro ATX) with LGA 1155 so I cna use second gen core i series processors (probably an i3). I want to add a few hard drives (most likely SSD) for caching and I figured the processor speed could be useful for divvying out tasks while maintaining network speeds. The hardest thing for me to find now seems to be a four port gigabit lan adapter that runs 802.3az or newer. Does anyone know where I can find a decent network adapter like this for under $400 (as this is what all of the 4 port cards I've seen run)? Also, if anyone has experience in making a router, do you have any suggestions for hardware/software. All advice is appreciated :) Thanks guys! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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