Slax Router

0.4 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.0/5 2
A dedicated and simple Linux distribution that transforms computers into router systems

editor's review




Slax Router is an open source, unique and free distribution of Linux derived from the Slax operating system, which in turn is based on the Slackware Linux distro. It is a dedicated solution for deploying routers, bridges and access points in a shortest time as possible and with minimum effort.

It is distributed as a minimal Live CD ISO image

The latest version of the distribution can be downloaded from Softpedia or via the project’s official homepage (see link above) as a minimal Live CD ISO image that will boot on 32-bit or 64-bit compatible computers.

The Live CD boot menu includes standard options

Fom the Live CD boot menu, the user can start the Slax Router operating system in text mode with or without persistent mode (all settings will be saved on the USB thumb drive) or by copying the contents of the bootable medium to RAM. It is also possible to perform a system memory diagnostic test.

Easily transform old computers into reliable router systems with Slax Router

The aim of this distribution is to help system administrators transform old computers into reliable Wi-Fi (Wireless) router systems. With it, you can share network connections by creating routing, bridging and/or access point services. It also includes firewall, DNS, DHCP, NAT, VPN, VLAN, PPTP, Proxy, IPsec and FTP services.

Comes pre-loaded with many useful utilities

Despite the fact that Slax Router comes as a minimal Live CD ISO image of approximately 100 MB in size, it contains many useful utilities, such as Midnight Commander, Vim, Lynx, Wget, Whois and Perl.

It is no longer under active development

Unfortunately, the distribution is no longer under active development and all the pre-installed software mentioned above are very old, from the year 2009. This means that it’s an unsafe operating system that won’t receive any software updates or security patches. It has been archived for historical references purposes only and we recommend to use the Wifislax Linux distribution instead.

Slax Router was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on August 29th, 2014
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