Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arlington Texas
Home made gigabit routers
You can use these as firewalls or routers.
I have two gigabit poerts on my mobo, I don't use them except at lan parties to split network load. I hate lag and with this system there is none!
What ever you get, make sure it has Gigabit lan! Gigabit is the future and you might as well get a board with it. Gigabit switches are getting cheap and it's only a matter of time before it is mainstream. Make sure you get a 64 bit CPU, you'll appreciate it in Linux x86-64 or the upcoming Windows Vista.
Oh yeah, get an AMD CPU, less heat, more speed, less money! If you go AMD make sure you get socket 939 instead of 754, 939 is quite a bit faster due to dual channel memory.