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Old PC as a router etc?


mik61ish

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I have an old Pentium PC that I would like to use as a router firewall to enable VPN and wireless to 2 other PC's Is there any where to find out how to and a suitable forum to show you how to connect it all up ie phone line in to the PC then lan out etc and how to enable wireless?

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alanrwood

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Most reasonably modern routers have an effective firewall already built in.

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onthelimit1

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You can't use a PC as a router, you use a router!

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alanrwood

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I think the OP meant to use the computer as an isolating distribution machine with a firewall on it to prevent access to nasties to his working machines. I don't think he meant using it as an actual router.

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LastChip

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"You can't use a PC as a router, you use a router!"

Oh yes you can and a pretty sophisticated one at that.

You can find examples here.

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alanrwood

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Wow we learn something every day.

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onthelimit1

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Quite. I'd still prefer to use an ordinary router though!

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