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What to do with an extra PC and some hardware...

By adriankeith ·
Hey everyone,

I'm a Network / Communications Management major and I have an extra PC (Intel Xeon) as well as a Cisco catalyst 3750 that I can play with. I'm just breaking into my core classes (JUST BARELY started working with Packet Tracer and setting up small networks and that sort of thing) so I wanted to get some ideas as to what I can do with the extra hardware. I was originally just going to set it up as a server to run programs like a Ventrilo server as I like to game occasionally but I figure why not turn this into a learning experience. I have no experience with Linux so I guess that could be something. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks!

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Put Untangle on it

by ken In reply to What to do with an extra ...

I've set this up at a church and a small business. It runs great and adds a whole layer of protection to your networks

http://www.untangle.com/Home

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Thanks!

by adriankeith In reply to Put Untangle on it

Wow thanks for that link! I think I'll give this a try. Open source programs are a major plus as I don't have any $ to really spend on software. Thanks Ken

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