Looking to build a router box, seeking some general advice

Arthur Chance freebsd at qeng-ho.org
Fri Jul 1 09:29:38 UTC 2011

On 06/30/11 23:34, Chris Brennan wrote:
> Greetings!
> While trying to learn IPv6 as best as I can and messing with my Linksys
> WRT54Gv3 router running DD-WRT, I realized that it cannot properly do
> IPv6 yet. This leaves me rather limited. More then once some people on
> IRC who were helping me with this suggested I build my own router, this
> has been something I've been looking to do for quite some time and this
> might be the fire I need lit to get motivated. The overall suggested
> board was an ALIX board[1] from PC Engines[1].
> This is all rather new to me so I am unsure where to go from here, what
> all is needed (a breakdown of necessary/optional hardware/items). The
> memory and cpu I know I could google for w/o much issue. What I foresaw
> as problematic was a case for the device and a power supply. Are these
> just as easily googled for? Inversely, instead of me building my own
> (which would be great experience!) is there a place that sells devices
> such as these pre-assembled?

You don't say where you live. Here in the UK I got my Alix board and 
case (I run pfSense as my router/firewall) from LinITX.com:


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