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[opensuse] Re: OpenSuSE Box into a WIFI router
  • From: Eberhard Roloff <tuxebi@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2007 22:34:02 +0100
  • Message-id: <enrp0b$97m$2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
James Knott wrote:

> Jay Smith wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>> So once, I configured a wired router using SuSE. It was a pretty easy
>> take to
>> me just a little tedious. I was wondering, anyone out there ever try to
>> make a Wireless router using an opensuse box. I know I can probably just
>> connect an access point to my current opensuse router but I once had
>> someone tell me that if you have a wifi card in the system, you can make
>> a wireless router out of a Linux system. Any ideas? Thanks.
>>
> You could do that. As far as the router function goes, there's no
> difference between ethernet & wifi. My firewall is based on SUSE 10 and
> has 3 ethernet ports. The 3rd one is for connecting to my WiFi access
> point. There is no reason why I couldn't have used a WiFi NIC instead.
Hi,
perfectly true. However, if you think of "box" you might also consider a
spezialised linux for the task. I would recommend to have a look at ex.
ipcop (http://www.ipcop.org)

kind regards
Eberhard

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