installation on router

Asked by pliut on 2010-11-19

Is it transmission torrent client able to run always in background on router without my computer being ever connected to them.
Thanks
Paolo

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mycae (mycae) said : #1

No. You need a computer to run this software. Routers typically do not have enough storage space or comptuational to run such programs.

Supposing you have a pc act as router please tell the pc spec and the Operative system you have installed... on it...

Thank you

Ok!
I wish to use an old pc, 1Ghz with a open source free & user- friendly specific OS, as a router: I just need to buy a cabinet but I have a HD 30 Gb, 500 Mb Random access memory and a broadband DSL to download/ upload.
It could work only for this single use as well as my user activities can take place on another desktop workstation.
Only issue: this wish to be a low resource system.
Paolo

mycae (mycae) said : #4

Have a look at this:
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-17594.html

If low-resource is your thing, you might want to look at pluggable computers. Running an old computer chews through power more than you think.

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Plug_computer

Note that often in order to minimise their power consumption, these chips are not x86 or x86-64 chips, but are rather ARM CPUs.

However, ubuntu does not officially publish an ARM version -- though the project from which ubuntu packages are mostly drawn (debian) does. So there is a good chance that you can get this to work using one of these + a USB hdd.