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Project: Router - Finished 02/11/2003

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Hippo, 17 Sep 2003.

  1. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    I thought about buying 2 of the same brand, but since they were both going in the same box I was worried about them trying to use the same resources etc.

    I suppose having them offset will help me remember which one is LAN and which one is Cable Modem thou, since Im using same coloured CAT5 Cables :)
     
  2. Yo-DUH_87

    Yo-DUH_87 Who you calling tiny?

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    What OS are you going to be running?

    In Linux I was having a hard time figuring out which one was which, as they both use the VIA chipset. I finaly yanked one out and inserted a D-Link card :D
     
  3. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    Probably Win2K unless I decide to have another bash at Redhat :lol:
     
  4. Balder

    Balder Calmer than a monk on morphine

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    Linux Firewall

    Why not try Smoothwall
    Its ment for this ;)
    Its got a nice webgui and supports multiple zones, for internal lan and web/ftp/mail servers.


    \\Balder
     
  5. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    People have mentioned/talked to me about smoothwall before, once the hardware is set up I might give it a try :)
     
  6. Murdoc

    Murdoc Gas Mask..ZOMG

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    I want to do this for wheni get ADSL grab an old machine and make a perspex box was my idea,

    im from dudley too, netherton to be exact, closer to cradley heath thou, damn theirs gonna be stalkers all over me now!
     
  7. Cyberbob:-)

    Cyberbob:-) Minimodder

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    No Way!!!

    To be honest i live in Netherton. I just put Dudley because i thought more people might know it more than they would if i put Netherton....The world gets smaller by the day.....

    I'm finishing work in a bit, going to B&Q. Gonna bag me one of those metal cases...... :D :D

    *EDIT*
    Gonna put a AMD thunderbird 1.4, Geforce 3 graphics card and a 10gig HD. Mainly for playing MP3's through my home cinema setup.

    If you are after a window. Maplins at merry hill have got there L shape window on sale was £15 now only £10, There was one left last weekend. I brought one of those and a top window. That was only £5 instead of £10....Might be using one in my metal case.... :clap:
     
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  8. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    Its really wierd how there are so many people on these boards from the West Midlands :lol:. We should get together for a meet or something :)

    Anyway I used the Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive, which turned out to be an easy to use product, and fixed the Heatsink to the CPU. Ive also installed a 'air flow' fan, which runs at 7V. There will be an 80mm Fan installed in the case lid to blow air over the PSU. The 'air flow' fan will then guide the cool air over the PSU fins and the CPU Heatsink. I'll then another 80mm fan in the opposite corner of the lid blowing hot air out. Check the pictures below for the installed Heatsink and 'air flow' fan.

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  9. Murdoc

    Murdoc Gas Mask..ZOMG

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    That fan gonna be enough to cool PSU and o/c CPU unless your putting the 80mm over the CPU. get a couple of 120mm fans run em at 7v slap em in the side over the psu and CPU wud cool it nice a silently.(maybe overkill).

    Mappers at merry hill usually are either out of stock or are special order and their havent got a clue wot your on about most the time, a zener diode was new to them!
     
  10. Fluba

    Fluba What's a Dremel?

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    i like this mod, its really clean and effective... some ppl just go OTT and sacrafice prettyness for flashy glowy things :|
     
  11. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    I shall be having an 80mm fan over the PSU and that air should drift/be pushed over the CPU as well. Im not hoping for mega-cooling here since its only a K62 but if I find it runs too warm I can always put another 80mm fan in.
     
  12. arsenic

    arsenic What's a Dremel?

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    Verry nice

    I have buyed the same case, but in Switzerland :hehe:
    Looks good!
     
  13. Colonel Sanders

    Colonel Sanders Minimodder

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    I would suggest using FreeSCO, runs off a floppy, very powerfull, and fairly easy to configure.

    http://www.freesco.org/

    L J
     
  14. Ttuser

    Ttuser What's a Dremel?

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    great lookin case, i was goin to do one of those but decided to make a wooden one instead, where did u get those big green buttons?? really like em'
     
  15. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    I got the switches from farnell, I have a look through the catalogue tomorrow at work for the part number :)

    I cant use there damned website its awful :grr:
     
  16. Ttuser

    Ttuser What's a Dremel?

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    thanks, i looken on their website sometime ago for some perfboard and its teriible
     
  17. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    The farnell part number for the latching switch is 678-259 and for the momentary is 242-743.

    If you punch either of those numbers into the farnell website you get result, click on that and it gives you the range for those switches. (Momentary, latching, different colours even vandal resistant)
     
  18. Ttuser

    Ttuser What's a Dremel?

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    thanks hippo
     
  19. Wolfe

    Wolfe What's a Dremel?

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    It's just a little thing to consider, but with the NIC jacks mounted in a hole like that you will not beable to acces the little clip that holds the cable in.

    You could just cut the clip off any cables going to the router, but then when your cat/dog/little brother walks by and kicks the cable... Whoops.
     
  20. Hippo

    Hippo Pre-dates 5.25" Floppies

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    Ive plugged RJ-45 Connectors into the NIC and all I had to do to remove them was flick the little plastic retaining clip with a small flat screwdriver and out it came.

    I doubt once they go in that they will come out for a couple of years anyway :)
     

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