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Re: ideas for Linux router?

On Wed, May 06, 2009 at 09:23:52PM -0400, Zachary Uram wrote:
> Hello,
> I got an awesome deal today on a Linksys wired Etherfast Cable/DSL
> router and 4 port switch - $5 USD at our local Goodwill Computer Store.
> They get donations and then sell them (they are a non-profit corp. that helps
> the disabled). The model number is: BEFSR41 version 3.

have a look at openwrt.org

> What exactly can I do with this in Linux? I have 2 computers and would
> like to network them using this.
> It came with a 6 foot ethernet cable and a 12V power adapter. Any ideas
> and/or pointers on what to do to set this up in Linux would be great.
> Right now I have raw ethernet frames being sent to my laptop which is
> using static IP so I have nothing in the way:
> Kernel IP routing table
> Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
>   U     0      0        0 eth0
>         UG    0      0        0 eth0
> My eventual goal is to setup a DMZ network and route my public network
> traffic behind that but for the present I just want to get my 2
> computers sharing the DSL line using this router I got.
> Here is my planned DMZ setup:
> http://www.hyperyoda.org/my-DMZ-network-diagram.png
> PS: The Goodwill store has a 20 port Agilent switch (still wrapped in
> plastic in the box) for $20.
> Is that also a good deal?
> Zach

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