Old PC as a router etc?

  mik61ish 22:34 26 Jun 2013

I have an old Pentium PC that I would like to use as a router firewall to enable VPN and wireless to 2 other PC's Is there any where to find out how to and a suitable forum to show you how to connect it all up ie phone line in to the PC then lan out etc and how to enable wireless?

  alanrwood 19:44 27 Jun 2013

Most reasonably modern routers have an effective firewall already built in.

  onthelimit1 09:53 28 Jun 2013

You can't use a PC as a router, you use a router!

  alanrwood 10:02 28 Jun 2013

I think the OP meant to use the computer as an isolating distribution machine with a firewall on it to prevent access to nasties to his working machines. I don't think he meant using it as an actual router.

  LastChip 00:01 29 Jun 2013

"You can't use a PC as a router, you use a router!"

Oh yes you can and a pretty sophisticated one at that.

You can find examples here.

  alanrwood 08:36 29 Jun 2013

Wow we learn something every day.

  onthelimit1 08:58 29 Jun 2013

Quite. I'd still prefer to use an ordinary router though!

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