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any ideas what the best opensource linux / bsd router software is? i have an old core duo sitting around and i want to use it as a router and a firewall. I have an ISP connection that uses radius authentication also so support for username and password setups in the network portion and tunneling options is necessary


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The best? That will be highly debatable in this forum but I would tell you to check out pfSense, Untangle, m0n0wall, and IPFire. I'm somewhat sure they will all support the ISP login you need. Can't say for sure though as I have never used any of those with that. They all have their pros and cons but the hardware you have is plenty powerful enough to run any of them.

For reference I have used all of those in the past 6 months along with DD-WRT and OpenWRT and finally settled on pfSense. It is pretty simple to get up and running and there is plenty of documentation for it. I'd say download all of them and give all of them a try.
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The best? That will be highly debatable in this forum but I would tell you to check out pfSense, Untangle, m0n0wall, and IPFire. I'm somewhat sure they will all support the ISP login you need. Can't say for sure though as I have never used any of those with that. They all have their pros and cons but the hardware you have is plenty powerful enough to run any of them.

For reference I have used all of those in the past 6 months along with DD-WRT and OpenWRT and finally settled on pfSense. It is pretty simple to get up and running and there is plenty of documentation for it. I'd say download all of them and give all of them a try.

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pfsense will go on my vbox first

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Yeah, most will say pfSense. I haven't used it in a few years, but I am a big fan of IPFire. Untangle isn't Open Source, but they have a free version.

They all pretty much have a similar feature set, so you really just need to give them a try to find out what works best for you.
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Pfsense has still been my top choice so far.
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