IPFire Router

As of November 2013, I’ve managed to acquire a cheap Dell Optiplex 780 Ex-lease from GraysOnline.
In addition to the machine itself, I invested in a 60GB Kingston SSD to reduce power costs and to help with boot times.
Only updated this a while ago, being a router I didn’t need much in the way of power, just reliability. So its mainly made of old parts.

Generic Desktop ATX (horizontal) ‘modified’ to *erhem* fit the power supply =D.

Case Mod





AMD Sempron 140 2.8GHz (underclocked to 1GHz) 45w Single Core, unlocked to Dual Core with NVIDIA Unleashed mode. Shows as AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 4400e.


Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB | SATAII

Western Digital Green 2TB | SATAII


2x 1GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800

Power Supply:

Vantec ION2 CAN460-C 460W

Graphics Card:

ExpertColor S3 Trio64 86C764X 8MB | PCI

Software Specs:

Its running IPFire, which is actually software based on the first linux router/firewall distro I ran (IPCop) which was really nice, except it only ran Linux kernel 1.4, which is rather old and lacks many features.

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