LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-01-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
Richard_Linux
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2011
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Exclamation The choice of software for the router (Ethernet, Wi-Fi)


Hello.

I need a software (standalone program [for common Linux distribution] or preconfigured distribution or specialized distributive) for my old computer (Celeron 700 mhz, 128 RAM) which i want to use as home router.

Requirements:
1. Ethernet and Wi-Fi support. Software must can be both as wi-fi access point and wi-fi client.

2. It must have a web page for configuring all parameters (including Wi-FI configuring both client and access point modes!!!).

3. It must be based on one of the most popular Linux distributions with 2.6.18+ core (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora etc), because only they have driver for my wi-fi card. Unfortunally there is not driver (for my wi-fi card) support in FreeBSD.

openWRT, pfSense, Mikrotik, freesco, monowall, clearOS doesnt allow my requiremenets for different reasons. Need something else.

So the biggest problem is the second item that i've writed above. Quite difficult to find a program that can to configure Wi-Fi from the web interface. But I hope that this is possible.

In fact I even helped out a separate program that would be a Web-based or client-server application that allows me to configure wi-fi from client computer.

The server will have no both of Xorg and whatever windows manager. Only the CLI! Please keep this in mind.

p.s. sorry for my bad english.

Last edited by Richard_Linux; 08-01-2011 at 01:00 PM.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 01:23 PM   #2
minnarky
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2010
Location: MN
Distribution: Fedora and RHEL
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 2
Well, I would just put Vyatta on the box and purchase a separate WAP to handle the wi-fi.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 01:44 PM   #3
Richard_Linux
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2011
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Em.. tell me whats mean "separate WAP"?
 
Old 08-01-2011, 03:23 PM   #4
alan99
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 180

Rep: Reputation: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard_Linux View Post
Em.. tell me whats mean "separate WAP"?
I think that he wants his machine to be the router so using a WAP probably would not work.
 
Old 08-02-2011, 02:08 AM   #5
minnarky
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2010
Location: MN
Distribution: Fedora and RHEL
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by alan99 View Post
I think that he wants his machine to be the router so using a WAP probably would not work.
Vyatta on the box would be the router - and I see no reason why it would not work, I have set up many networks this way.

By using a separate WAP (Wireless Access Point - like the Dlink DWL-7100AP for example), you eliminate any driver issues for wi-fi cards.

I realize this doesn't provide an all in one box solution, but it meets all the OP's other requirements. Vyatta has a web gui for config...and whatever WAP you use will have it's own web gui for config.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
router firewall distro choice... daveoily Linux - Newbie 3 10-24-2007 12:36 PM
Router Choice Vegetarian Smoker Linux - Networking 5 04-25-2007 01:33 PM
LXer: Open source's Fast Ethernet router outperformed Cisco's Router LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 04-13-2007 02:31 PM
What server software is a good choice? Termin8tor Linux - Software 4 03-05-2007 10:23 AM
Router Distro Choice slinkyredfoot Linux - Networking 13 08-25-2003 09:35 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration