How can I turn desktop PC into router?

October 3, 2010 at 07:23:05
Specs: Windows XP, 2gb
my friend just made his laptop a router
how i will make my desktop a router ?
and what the router exactly works and how ?

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October 3, 2010 at 08:42:49
If you don't know a router works or anything about routers then I wouldn't bother. If you really do need a router you would be far better buying a hardware router designed for the job.

The advantage in using a computer as a router is if you have large network and you wish to have total control of Internet access. There is no advantage in using a home desktop as a router and a lot of disadvantages. Just because it can be done doesn't mean it should be done.


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October 4, 2010 at 08:03:30
web search internet connection sharing for the how to turn you desktop into a router.

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October 7, 2010 at 04:39:08
what kind of router youve see (in your friend laptop) ?
& what is your goal ?

there are many ways to turn your computer to router. It request :
1. OS
use : linux OS (rh,ubuntu, etc) for best performance & secure, lastest i tried is mikrotik.
use widows server / standard if youre want a wizard/express/instant setup.
2. LAN.
It would be nice if you've 4 LAN (RJ 45) in single card. so if you've 5 pci you can manage 20 server/router/clientPC or 20 internet connection.
or use wireless LAN (but i dont know how is Blue tooth can be used for LAN).

& there are also modem which has router inside.
& HUB/SWITCH used for sharing internet connection (you dont have to turn your pc into No.2.

once you turn your desktop to router, you cant playing any games with that :D.

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