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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0060P40YQ?pc_redir=T1

The model I'm looking at is slightly different, it's the same CPU (2 cores 4 threads) 1gb RAM and a small SSD. All for $20. Would this make a good router? My current router only has like 128mb of RAM
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That is not a router.
    
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That is not a router.

Please tell me you know that you can make your own router.
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Please tell me you know that you can make your own router.

Uhhhh......


Are you making a router out of a cheap PC or something?

Like honestly, this will do fine with RMerlin's firmware on it.

https://www.amazon.com/RT-AC68U-Wireless-AC1900-Dual-Band-Gigabit-Router/dp/B00FB45SI4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1465718015&sr=1-1&keywords=asus+68u
     
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Uhhhh......


Are you making a router out of a cheap PC or something?

Like honestly, this will do fine with RMerlin's firmware on it.

https://www.amazon.com/RT-AC68U-Wireless-AC1900-Dual-Band-Gigabit-Router/dp/B00FB45SI4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1465718015&sr=1-1&keywords=asus+68u

Sorry I think I messed up. The correct word is modem right? I'm not very educated on the subject, but I know it will perform better than my modem, I just want to know if there would be a better deal or something.
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Sorry I think I messed up. The correct word is modem right? I'm not very educated on the subject, but I know it will perform better than my modem, I just want to know if there would be a better deal or something.

Modem is not the same thing as router, yet some cable companies provides combo modem/router that does both functions.

However, Better to have a standalone, more beefy router than rely on the stock modem's router, but, depending on your service, you may well just have a modem without any router in it.
     
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Modem is not the same thing as router, yet some cable companies provides combo modem/router that does both functions.

However, Better to have a standalone, more beefy router than rely on the stock modem's router, but, depending on your service, you may well just have a modem without any router in it.

I know they aren't the same thing... I was just correcting myself... I just made this thread to know if an Optiplex 160 would be an ideal upgrade...
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I know they aren't the same thing... I was just correcting myself... I just made this thread to know if an Optiplex 160 would be an ideal upgrade...
Optiplex 160 is not even a modem, it is a desktop PC.
You get a modem from your ISP (internet Provider)
    
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0060P40YQ?pc_redir=T1

The model I'm looking at is slightly different, it's the same CPU (2 cores 4 threads) 1gb RAM and a small SSD. All for $20. Would this make a good router? My current router only has like 128mb of RAM

im going to say not really. it may be fine but the problem is that it only has 1 NIC not 2. yah you could do a router on a stick config but not the best imo. if you want to do something i got something for sale that would work perfectly for it but will cost more.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1601479/super-small-mitx-computer-pfsense-or-light-computer-use
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I think most people in this thread hadn't heard of pfSense yet wink.gif

Router is definitely the word you were looking for though thumb.gif
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