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 From:  Brandon <bstone108 at comcast dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Will m0n0wall run alright on a 486DX2-66?
 Date:  Sat, 21 Jan 2006 08:56:44 -0600
and don't forget that m0n0 wall only supports pci nics (to my 
knowledge), you said it was isa system?  you will need pci slots unless 
you want to make a custom m0n0wall image for your isa hardware

Michael Dale wrote:

>Andrew Greenwood wrote:
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>>I'm considering reincarnating my m0n0wall machine as a dedicated access
>>point (primarily so I don't have to have data going upstairs and
>>downstairs again just because I need the AP in a better location!)
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>>Current machine is a P133 with 48 MB RAM.
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>>I have a 486 motherboard with a 486DX2-66 chip in it, not sure how much
>>RAM but there are a couple of 72 pin SIMM slots. The expansion slots are
>>entirely ISA.
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>>With enough RAM in it, would this be adequate for m0n0wall to function on?
>>The wireless AP box would probably be plugged into another standard NIC in
>>the m0n0wall box.
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>>I can't imagine the CPU usage would be extortionate, but having said that,
>>watching the CPU graph of m0n0wall it sometimes seems like just refreshing
>>a web page maxes out the CPU for a second or so!
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>>It'd just save me buying a whole new PC :)
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>>=#==> Silver Blade <==#=
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>      2.2.1. Minimum Requirements
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>*486 processor* - Any 486 or higher processor is sufficient for
>m0n0wall. Exactly how much processor you will need for your particular
>implementation varies depending on your Internet connection bandwidth,
>number of simultaneous connections required, what features you will use,
>etc. For most deployments, a 486 or Pentium processor is sufficient.
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>*64 MB of RAM* - 64 MB RAM is the official suggested minimum. The CD
>version of m0n0wall has been reported to work fine for some people with
>only 32 MB. When using the CompactFlash or hard drive versions of
>m0n0wall, expect upgrades to fail with less than 64 MB. This is because
>m0n0wall stores everything in RAM and uses no swap space - when it runs
>out of RAM, it has nothing to fall back on."
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>http://doc.m0n0.ch/handbook/hardware-pc.html
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