well personnaly i would suggest debian for a router based machine... but then again its a ***** to install and i would not recommend it to a newbie to linux... dont try it unless you are very comfortable with no gui... as for the network it should *theoretically* transmit at 10mbps but it will not... this is due to many factors... your transmission rate is almost impossible to predict but it will be fast most likely arround 3-1mbps
Originally posted by iain
Ah i see what you mean, the linux box will act as the router - it will be running Red Hat 6, which will also be on the web development machine.
Also i have just re-read the tech spec - it says 10Mbs shared
im fairly new t networking does this machine that the 10Mbits is shared between each port - so if two machines are on it will be a 5Mbps network - if 5 stations it will be 2 Mbps
could someone please clear this up for me