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[school-discuss] Re: was WAS now OSS wireless router

on Sun, Mar 06, 2005 at 05:45:10PM -0500, Bill Barowy (wbarowy@xxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> On Sunday 06 March 2005 5:31 pm, Troy Banther wrote:
> > This is my first posting in months.
> I noticed.  Do you (or anyone) happen to know of a minimal  linux
> distro I can install on my thinkpad 770 to turn it into a wireless
> router?  I've got one each of a wireless  and 100 base-t pc cards for
> nics.

Possibly FREESCO if you want a dedicated, floppy-based distro.

Otherwise, I built a gateway / firewall out of an old Thinkpad 486 using
a light Debian load.  Package list:


From a base Debian install, download that list, then:

    dpkg --get-selections debian-gw_fw-packages
    apt-get dselect-upgrade

You might want to add the shorewall firewall to that selection.
> I tried setting up ICS under windows ME (the original OS) which
> proceeded to hose the machine.

Um.  ME as a server seems...quoting Lindsay Lohan, unwise.


Karsten M. Self <kmself@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
    If there were no receivers, there would be no thieves.

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