Linux Wireless Access Point / Router / Firewall
I'd like to setup an old computer (either a 200mhz 128mb or a 133Mhz 32mb) as a wireless acess point.
The access point is aimed at long distance connections and thus the computer will be put on top of a highpoint as dedicated ap / router / firewall.
This is a private wireless network which will consist at most of only 10 users so I think both computers provide ample processing power.
Now the questions:
1) Which distribution do I use? I understand that debian based distributions are the most stable which you want with a computer that you will only be able to access remotely. It's a big thing to get access to the highsite everytime something breaks. But what for instance is the difference between using Debian and Ubuntu-server?
2) Can I use the 32mb RAM system? Naturally the faster can't go wrong, but if I use the faster one I'd eventually want to use the slower one on another highsite. Would it even be possible to install debian on a system with 32mb RAM? This again depends on which distribution I use, as far as I could see DSL is the only way to install debian on such low end systems (<32mb Ram).
3) So...What about DSLinux. I understand that it can run on 16mb RAM, but what does it have, or not have, that makes it run on such low memory? Would it be a suitable platform for an AP / router?
4) Any other conciderations / advice ?