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    Cool Tried "Intenet Extender"

    Remember the topic "What to do with an old computer?". Well, I tried the Internet Extender software that was posted. This is a NAT router that runs under DOS.

    I installed it on an old Ambra 486 SX/25 w/8MB ram and no HD, with a EtherExpress 16 and DLink DE250 network card. Quite simply, it rocks. Throughput is amazing. I can max out our office's T1 with little effort.

    I will be installing the Ambra at my house as a NAT router, to replace my Wingate proxy. Can't wait. Highly recommended.
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    router on a floppy basically?

    that's cool. yeah.. 486's are great NAT routers..

    they have about 214235134534252346342543 distros of linux on a floppy too... might be
    slightly more robust. don't know never seen the software you're talking about.
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    1 word, Freesco www.freesco.org
    Linux router on a Floppy.
    I have had 2 300kbps Downloads at the same time goin through it without a hitch.
    But lately, it seems like its slowed down for some reason, but I think that might just be my browser.
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    Cool

    I don't know anything about Linux, so I can't comment on the Linux versions.

    However, Internet Extender seems quite robust. There have been no problems with two days of EXTREME traffic, and it was relativly easy to configure (for someone with network experience anyway). It does fit on a floppy. I am thinking that I will build a small case for this thing, as really all that's needed is the power supply, motherboard (onboard everything), floppy and two LAN cards...Anyone wanna' buy a router?
    Player: Pentium 166MMX, Amptron 598LMR MB w/onboard Sound, Video, LAN, 10.2 Gig Fujitsu Laptop HD, Arise 865 DC-DC Converter, Lexan Case, Custom Software w/Voice Interface, MS Access Based Playlists
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    ya that old 486 can be handy..
    I have a 486dx33 setup for internet sharing, running win98se, with both my printers hooked upto it.. handiest thing there is..
    but damn installing and setting up win98se on a 486/33 is a LONG SSSLLLLLOOOOOWWWWW process..
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