Replacing Home Router With PC

C. P. Ghost cpghost at
Fri Mar 12 11:06:01 UTC 2010

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 6:37 AM, Mark Shroyer
<subscriber+freebsd at> wrote:
>> Bear in mind that the added electricity costs will more than cover the
>> cost of a new Linksys (or equivalent) router in a few months.
> If energy consumption is a concern, you might try one of these:
> I've been running OpenBSD on mine for a year or so, and it makes an
> absolutely fantastic home router.  It'll run FreeBSD, too.  Uses about 5
> watts.

Yep! Geode-based boxes are great. The ALIX boards are looking like
Soekris gear, which I'm very happy with (of course running FreeBSD):

> My one caveat is that you may want to solder on an RTC battery (CR2032)
> holder--or just pay a little extra for the alix2d13, which includes the
> holder, if you don't like soldering things.
> --
> Mark Shroyer


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