Replacing Home Router With PC

Alexandre L. axelbsd at
Thu Mar 11 07:59:06 UTC 2010

You can use pfSense : 
pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall and router.
pfSense is very simple and intuitive to use with is GUI in PHP. 

--- En date de : Jeu 11.3.10, mailinglist <mailinglist at> a écrit :

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> Objet: Replacing Home Router With PC
> À: "freebsd-questions at" <freebsd-questions at>
> Date: Jeudi 11 mars 2010, 1h36
> I've got an old Linksys router
> hanging off of my cable modem that is several years old and
> is about to die (very poor wireless throughput should be 54
> mb and is 2, runs hot, and "buzzes" while turned on). 
> I've got an older PC that would great as a router....however
> I also need it to be a wireless access point for my
> house.  It has a PCI wireless network card (A 54G
> Belkin, not sure of the exact model).  I know FreeBSD
> is technically capable for acting as my DHCP, DNS, router,
> gateway box if properly configured.  The question is,
> can it use that wireless card to act as a access point
> instead of a client (how the card is intended to be used)?
> Also, any links anyone can provide on how to setup a
> FreeBSD box to act as home router/gateway would be much
> appreciated!
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