Building a router/switcher/ from old computer.

I have a five computer home network, using ethernet hub, with dialup net access. I have aquired a large supply of spare parts, including a couple of old servers. I was thinking of puting the oldest of these to work as a gateway -router- server machine. My initial idea is to but some of the 20 odd ethernet cards i have into the old server and set it up. I have bridged two ethernet cards in one machine - before I got the hub, this worked well, will it be posible to put in 3 more cards? (it has a on board ethernet- so only three {or mabe 4 for an extra} would be needed.) Oh -its an old prosignia 300 with scuzi side only.
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  1. just use it as a router (install linux) and then use a regular hub to split out the connection.

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    jlanka (. .)
  2. Just use one of these, it makes it so easy it is almost cheating :)
    <A HREF="" target="_new">IPCOP</A> (needs a 486 or better)
    <A HREF="" target="_new">ClarkConnect</A> (needs PI133 or better)

    <A HREF="" target="_new">My precious...</A>
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