[lug] linux router project

Whit Morrison wmorriso at csd.net
Tue Aug 22 21:42:23 MDT 2000

"Gorton J. Holtslander" wrote:

> Hi from Saskatoon:
> I am trying to set up a simple router using the software developed by
> the linux router project http://www.linuxrouter.org.  Does anyone have
> any experience with this?  I can't get the one I set up to "route".  No
> one in the Saskatoon Linux Group has experience with this.
> FYI the LRP is a collection of linux software that fits on a floppy
> disk.  It lets you use an old 486 (or better) as a router by putting two
> network cards in it (or modem and card) and running the computer off the
> LRP disk.
> I need make a bridge from 10base2 ethernet (the kind our building is
> wired with) to 10baseT.  We have a new faculty member in out dept with
> an iMac.  iMacs are only fitted with a 10baseT connection.  Its not
> possible to add a network card to these.
> It costs us $950.00 to put a new 10baseT line into an office.  I thought
> the LRP would provide a much cheaper solution.
> If anyone is familiar with this I would love to pick their brains ;)

Why don't you just buy a hub with a BNC connection or an AUI port that you
can put a 10base2 adapter on?  Then you can use 10baseT from the hub to the
Mac.  There is nothing unusual about mixing 10base2 and 10baseT on a 10 meg


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