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Project Zeus - Mini-ITX Router under Linux (Core Duo)

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July 22, 2007 6:00:31 PM

Good morning everyone,

Project ZEUS :

I have recently made the acquisiation of a Mini-PC. After ATX, Mini ATX , welcome to the Mini-ITX.

This project has for objective to replace my actual router, the new router should provide over 300Mbps throughpath routing. (Hope so).

The system has 2 Gigbatis Connectors (PCI-E internal) and a Core Duo 1.66Ghz processor and 1Gb of DDR2 ram memory.

The system should work with a Flash Memory but I prefer to use an HDD IDE because we have more space and it's more simple with drivers actually.

Actually the full system costed : 310 CHF =~ 186.64 Euro =~ 258.03 Dollars

Details about Mainboard :
  1. Company : ITOX
  2. Model : G5C100-N-G
  3. 2 Slots SODIMM DDR2
  4. 2 S-ATA
  5. 1 IDE
  6. 2 PCI-E Network 1Gbps
  7. 3 Ports COM
  8. 1 LVDS
  9. 1 Mini-FDD

Details about processor:
  1. Company : Intel
  2. Type : Core Duo
  3. Model : T2300 (SL8VR)
  4. Speed : 1.66Ghz
  5. FSB : 667Mhz

Some screenshots :
Test Phase 1

That's all, I'm going to keep this thread updated as soon as I received the new cooler ;)  (See the screenshots and you will for sure understand why).

Have a nice day,
Quakenet Swiss - WGET

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July 23, 2007 4:42:00 PM

I received today the Cooler.

Actually I made some test and I can route something like 168Mbps actually which is low for me.

I think that's a problem with the computers or something similar. (Performances tests were made with IPerf).
July 25, 2007 8:14:34 AM

Good morning,

The latest tests were not really what I waited for. This time I made the different tests from 2 Linux Computers (Debian and Ubuntu).

Connection from PC to Router
- Avg Speed : 668Mbps

Connection from Laptop to Router
- Avg Speed : 658Mbps

Connection from PC to Router (Routing process) to Laptop
- Avg Speed : 655Mbps

My objectif was 300Mbps and I have now 655Mbps what more ? :)  The problem with the test that was made with Windows are with the TCP Optimization in Windows which really Sux.

During all the test the maximum usage of processor were : 1% Core0 , 0% Core1

I have better performances then all router in the listing on TomsNetworking Chart :) 

Have a nice day
July 25, 2007 9:09:46 AM

Good work! Please provide some more details.
July 25, 2007 4:30:25 PM

croc said:
Good work! Please provide some more details.

What kind of details ?
August 3, 2007 11:12:37 AM

Zeus Project now host a Stream live TV , with up to 2 simultaneous different channels.

I use VLC Server with 2 PVR-USB2 Tuner TV devices.

The system provide now TV everywhere in the house. About 120Kb/s are used for a stream TV over the Network.

They can found a tutorial that I created on VLC Forum at the URL :