How can I turn my old PC into a wireless router?

pceasies October 15, 2010

I would like to turn my old PC into a wireless router with 3 LAN ports. I have access to DreamSpark (free Windows 2003/2008 server). Linux is fine, too.

AMD Athlon ?1.2Ghz? (Socket 462)
512 MB RAM
20 GB IDE Drive
40 GB IDE Driver
1 x Integrated NIC
3 x PCI NICs
1 x Wireless NIC

  1. Shane
    January 17, 2011 at 2:58 pm , has intrusion detection, attack response, content filtering, and much more.

  2. Anonymous
    October 20, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    This may help:

    or this program will work:

    These require Windows 7 or 2008 R2... Which should work out good for you. The performance is not as good as a real WAP but should work just fine. Have Fun!

  3. Jshm2
    October 20, 2010 at 3:57 am

    You mean you want to run a torrent tracker

  4. Mike
    October 16, 2010 at 6:01 am

    not a fan of the Routing & RAS from Windows Server...
    I don't know about Server 2008 but for 2003 even when you enforce an policy update (after changing firewall config or so) some rules might not be active yet

    Some distros you might want to take a look at:
    m0n0wall -
    Zentyal - former eBox,
    ClearOS -
    Astaro -