Web site: wifibsd.org (not active)
Origin: ?
Category: Router
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: FreeBSD
Media: Live
The last version | Released: ? | May 2003 ?

WiFiBSD – a minimalistic version of FreeBSD based on the 5.x branch. WifiBSD is aimed for wireless routers running on embedded devices such as boards from soekris.com. In addition to the wi driver WifiBSD includes support for Atheros’s 802.11b/g and 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Chipsets. The software is offered as a compact flash image or a small live CD.

WifiBSD was originally based on MiniBSD (also FreeBSD) by Manuel Kasper, but WifiBSD has since evolved beyond the confines of MiniBSD into a distinct project. Rather than being a manual process of reducing FreeBSD by following instruction, developer automate the process with shell scripts. The process of scripting the MiniBSD process has rendered a system much more akin to PicoBSD by Dr. Luigi Rizzo, et’all. WifiBSD is designed to work with current versions of FreeBSD and does not work with anything prior to FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE.


No download is available.




Web site: www.freesco.org
Origin: ?
Category: Router
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: Independent ?
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 0.4.5 | March 30, 2014

FREESCO – a NAT/firewall router/server based on Linux and runs on a single 1.44MB floppy. Freesco is very powerful and versatile and can connect multiple home or small office networks to most types of Internet connections including dialup.

FREESCO was developed in the open source tradition as an alternative to routing products offered by Cisco, 3-Com, Accend, Nortel etc. While all of these companies offer products that are well made, the overhead and overall costs can be expensive.

FREESCO is based on the Linux operating system. And incorporates many of the features of other Linux distributions into software that fits onto a single 1.44 meg floppy diskette. With FREESCO, you can configure:
– a simple bridge with up to 10 Ethernet segments
– a router with up to 10 Ethernet segments
– a dialup line router
– a leased line router
– an Ethernet router
– a dial-in server with up to 10 modems (with multiport modems).
– a time server
– a dhcp server
– a http server
– a ftp server
– a dns server
– a ssh server
– a print server (requires TCP/IP printing client software)

FREESCO also incorporates firewalling and NAT, which are resident within the Linux kernel, to help protect you and your network. All of these features can be used in conjunction with each other or individually.

Minimum install requires a 486sx with 12mb of ram. 16+mb of ram is recommended for enabling servers.

The project coordinator and lead developer is Lewis “Lightning” Baughman.




Web site: www.fml.org/software/fdgw/
Origin: Japan
Category: Router
Desktop environment: CLI
Architecture: x86
Based on: NetBSD
Media: Live
The last version | Released: 1.6.1 | February 2, 2004

fdgw – a one floppy version of NetBSD/i386, it can run on old machines without HDD and you can use it as small router, natbox or ADSL router. It is a minimal operating system.

Since the floppy size is very limited, it is not possible to build all-in-one box. So, “fdgw” provides several models for several purposes. Each model has different built-in applications and kernel configurations. For example, simplest model, “natbox” model supports IPv6 but ADSL router model not support v6 since ADSL router needs more programs, such as pppd and rp-pppoe, than natbox model.

fdgw is a tool kit to make one floppy version NetBSD from NetBSD source itself. Fundamental usage of fdgw is router (IP forwarding equipment). The “natbox” is a basic router. This model supports both IPv4/IPv6, NAT and DHCP by default. For example, you can use this as a pseudo firewall for your home.

There is ADSL router model (image file is “adslrouter.img”). This model supports NAT, DHCP, and PPPoE (pppd and rp-pppoe) for ADSL.
Fdgw supports many network interfaces in ISA, PCI, PCMCIA and CARDBUS bus as could as possible on NetBSD.

The project developer is Ken’ichi Fukamachi.


adslrouter i386 1.44MB.img
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bridge i386 1.44MB.img
md5sum: 6c98b1a89fd3d50a59f52f6f22c39876
mcastrouter6 i386 1.44MB.img
md5sum: 43b83556221dc7267df7a6d8bb29f895
natbox i386 1.44MB.img
md5sum: 4b87527e6795deda8b4c41b8a4c2e205
riprouter i386 1.44MB.img
md5sum: 193bfd9a2ef3d97bafeb5fa86dc17995


Linux LiveCD Router

Linux LiveCD Router

Web site: www.wifi.com.ar/english/cdrouter/ (not active)
Origin: Argentina
Category: Firewall
Desktop environment: text
Architecture: x86
Based on: Slackware
Media: Live CD
The last version | Released: 2.0.50 | May 29, 2009

Linux LiveCD Router – a Slackware based Linux distribution which allows you to share, firewall and optimize your broadband connection. You can use DSL, ADSL 5 Mbps+, Cable Modem, T1, Fixed IPs, Dial-Up, WiFi and more. Includes traffic priority settings for VoIP and other apps. Can avoid ISP traffic limiting.

Linux LiveCD Router works on a minimal configuration of a 486 PC, 16 MBytes of RAM, Bootable CDrom Reader, 1 or more Ethernet Cards.
Linux LiveCD Router automatically detects one or more ethernet cards, even if they are on-board cards. If you are using ISA cards you have to manually use the commands listed on the file /etc/modules.conf to detect them.

CDrouter is preconfigured for an external generic modem connected at the serial port 0 (/dev/ttyS0), and supports all ADSL modems that are connected through an ethernet card, as well as PPPoE modems. In addition the USB modems Alcatel SpeedTouch and Conexant AccessRunner are supported.

– Share your broadband Internet connection
– Supports xDSL, Cablemodem, Fixed IP, ISDN, Dial-Up and Wireless
– It includes Firewall Shorewall and Masquerading (NAT)
– Use standard and low cost computer, networking and wifi hardware
– Can replace external Access Points (APs)
– Does not require any installation. It is a LiveCD, your computer simply boots straight from the CD, does not require a hard disk
– Easy Web Administration
– Remote SSH administration
– Includes DNS Cache to accelerate surfing
– Includes SNMP Remote Monitoring
– Linux Software compatible with Windows and Mac Networks

Hardware Requirements:
– 486 Processor
– 16 MBytes of RAM
– CDRom Reader (or USB flash)
– 1 or more ethernet cards
– No hard disk required
– Optional Wifi card (can replace an external AP)
– Can run on an EEEpc

To login the system use the user root, and the password cdrouter


Linux LiveCD Router 2.0.26 i686 94MB.iso
md5sum: 6dd7fa604d0b2b13084a851be9964afa