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Router

by Mimmy-care / October 22, 2014 8:22 AM PDT

Can anyone help me with the idea of building a router using network interface card...meaning that the card will be able to do the primary function of router with the system...

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Sure.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2014 8:33 AM PDT
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But we'll need other cards and WiFi to do the routing to. And a PC. Linux does this very well, so let's get started.
Bob

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How to build a router
by Mimmy-care / October 22, 2014 6:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Sure.

So how do I start...what's the leading move...

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Re: building a router
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 22, 2014 6:59 PM PDT
In reply to: How to build a router

I'd start with downloading the sources of the open source program Virtual Router. It runs in Windows also.
Then all you've got to do is implement it with the hardware and OS of your choice.

Kees

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Router
by Mimmy-care / October 22, 2014 6:37 PM PDT
In reply to: Sure.

Please, which means I have to learn how to use Linux, because am basically a novice to programming...how do I find it a bit easy...thanks

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Great way to learn.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2014 8:21 PM PDT
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Networking itself is a year or so of learning so given the time you're going to invest, it's going to be a few years to create your own custom router.

Why not use a ready to use 20 buck router or Virtual Router like everyone else? While I applaud folk that want to learn a lot more, you're going to be investing a lot of time into this.
Bob

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Router
by Mimmy-care / October 25, 2014 2:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Great way to learn.

It is not necessarily to be a router. I am only trying to demonstrate how to configure a network interface care in order to perform the basic function if a router. Because I am new to this. Thanks for your support

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The thing is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 25, 2014 2:32 AM PDT
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That a network card in a PC running say Windows does not perform as a router without more software. That is while there is the route add command line is there, it does not do what the common router does.

Therefore this is not a basic function of the card or Windows!
Bob

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Clear method
by Mimmy-care / October 27, 2014 2:46 AM PDT
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So, please what methods do you suggest I implement. Thanks

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Each according to their skills.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2014 2:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Clear method

At this point we've gone over the usual solutions so what's stopping you might be your current experience level. That is, it took this long to get here and my bet is it may take a few more months for you to gain enough experience to accomplish your goal.

Keep at it. Keep learning.
Bob

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dd-wrt
by James Denison / October 26, 2014 6:01 AM PDT
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