Do I need a full-fledged WAN router to run a home web server?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by papakota, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. papakota

    papakota Guest

    Hello

    I want to set-up a home web server. It won't be an issue to get a static IP
    and to run a server (spoke about that with my ISP already).
    The difficult part is the hardware. My budget is tight and I don't feel like
    investing money into buying an additional hardware, unless I absolutely have
    to. What I have right now is a DSL modem that has SOME (keyword SOME!)
    router capabilities. It's basically 3 in 1. It's a DSL modem, a Wi-FI AP and
    Ethernet switch. I don't need it as a modem, since I don't have DSL here
    (the device is from another apartment and even country -- long story and not
    relevant). Right now I use it as a switch and AP. I really do NOT need this
    nice device to get online, it's just it's more convenient to get rid of
    wires on the floor. Some fools think that I have a Wi-Fi Internet at home or
    DSL. AGAIN -- it's NEITHER. It's a RJ-45 Ethernet PPPoE connection to the
    ISP.
    P.S. Frankly, it's not even a money issue -- I'm afraid to buy Chinese crap
    that produces a high-pitched noise (kinda zzzzzzzzzzzzzz!) while working and
    I can hear it and it drives me crazy (already returned couple of devices to
    the store).


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    papakota, Jun 20, 2015
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  2. Hello,

    papakota a écrit :
    What does this have to do with Linux ?
     
    Pascal Hambourg, Jun 21, 2015
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  3. This three-in-one device probably runs some kind of Linux and can be made
    to run yet some other kind of Linux, this other kind including a web
    server.

    Take a look at OpenWRT: https://www.openwrt.org/

    OpenWRT is a distro that is specifically meant to run on computers
    embedded in routers, switches and various all-in-one device like the one
    you describe. Fully open-source, it is infinitely customizable - provided
    you have the time and the love it takes.
     
    Aleksandar Kuktin, Jun 21, 2015
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  4. papakota

    papakota Guest

    Thanks for your reply!
    I've checked out OpenWRT, but it's too complicated for me. I'm looking for a
    more or less out-of-the-box solution that just works!

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    This three-in-one device probably runs some kind of Linux and can be made
    to run yet some other kind of Linux, this other kind including a web
    server.

    Take a look at OpenWRT: https://www.openwrt.org/

    OpenWRT is a distro that is specifically meant to run on computers
    embedded in routers, switches and various all-in-one device like the one
    you describe. Fully open-source, it is infinitely customizable - provided
    you have the time and the love it takes.


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    papakota, Jul 2, 2015
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