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Old 05-12-2005, 01:13 PM   #1
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home wireless network setup

I have two wireless laptops, both connect to a linksys wireless router, which is connected to a cable modem to access internet. As of now, I do not have the two laptops networked.

I would like to use an old AMD K6/2 computer as a firewall server (?), through which the two laptops would access the internet, with the same wireless router and cable modem setup. I would also like to use a linux distro on the AMD computer that will be a strong security platform for the wireless network.
How would I go about doing this? What distro should I use on the computer that is used to connect to the internet?
Thanks so much for your help.
Old 05-12-2005, 04:42 PM   #2
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To start, you'd need the firewall/server to be the wireless router, not the router you currently have. Meaning, you'd have to get the laptops to connect to it, not to the standalone router, you follow?
Old 05-12-2005, 04:55 PM   #3
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Yes, I think I understand. You are saying that if I use the old computer to be the firewall for security, it will also need to be the wireless router. So I will not need a separate wireless router, like Linksys or D-Link or such. Which would be more secure?
Thanks for your response.


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