DIY Linux Gateway Super Router!!! i was having trouble with my netgear WNDR3300 rangemax with DDWRT lagging out if more than 1 person ran a bit torrent client so i needed a faster solution. what i tried the first time was running DDWRT on my ESXi server and it worked. it was fast but i now had the problem where i needed to be in the building to get the internet back on if the server went down. this turned into a pain so i wanted to build a small low power pc to handle the routing so i went on ebay and found a small 1ghz via industrial motherboard with dual 100mbit realtek network ports for just £20! http://www.boser.com.tw/detail_product.asp?Model=HS-2613 CPU: VIA V4 Eden processor 1GHz FSB: 400MHz FSB BIOS: Award PnP Flash BIOS System Chipset: VIA CX700(M) I/O Chipset: Winbond W83697UF System Memory: 1 x 200-pin SO-DIMM, DDR2 533MHz, Max. 1GB Storage: 1 x Type II CF socket Expansion Interface: 1 x PCI-104 slot DIO: 8-bit input/output port Watchdog Timer: Software programmable time-out intervals from 1~255 sec. or 1~255 min. H/W Status Monitor: Monitoring temperature, voltages, and cooling fan status Power Function: +10~30V DC IN Operating Temperature: 0~60 degrees C Operating Humidity: 0~95%, non-condensing Board Size (LxW): 145 x 102 mm I/O Port: 3 x RS-232 1 x RS-232/422/485 5 x USB2.0 (1 x external) 1 x IDE 1 x SATA 1 x PS/2 for KB/MS Chipset: VIA CX700(M) Display Memory: 32/64/128MB video memory LVDS: 24-bit single/dual-channel DVI: VIA CX700(M) TV-Out: Provides PAL or NTSC TV systems Resolution: VGA Mode: 1920 x 1440 LVDS Mode: 1600 x 1200 Chipset: VIA VT1708A Audio Interface: MIC In, Line Out Chipset: Dual RealTek RTL8100C Ethernet Ethernet Interface: 2 x RJ-45 when it arrived it had 2 wires soldered to the bottom of the router for testing plus power, reset and a pair of LEDs on the front panel header. i am testing it with installing windows to a ancient 1gb hard drive! I got DDWRT running no problem after putting the public x86 build onto a CF micro drive after i lost my 1gb card I ordered a plastic project box and i plan on taking my netgear router apart and fitting it into the box along with this motherboard and wire them to a single power supply it only uses 8.4W at idle and 10w under load so i should be able to run it and the netgear router from the 12v 3a power supply i have.