using a shuttle xpc for a router?

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I need a more powerful router with a larger NAT table, so I was told to buy one of these mini-pc's and it could be my router. Unfortunately I have no experience with making my own router as well as any unix/linux based OS. I would be willing to learn if it wasn't too time consuming though. I am pretty familiar with windows and have built 4 computers, so I'm not a complete rookie.

So my questions:

How hard would it be for a beginner to setup/install/configure a router from scratch?

If possible, would it be better for me to just find someone to configure the computer for me and just pay them?

Is there any other way of finding a regular pre-configured router with a much larger NAT table?

Thanks a lot, hopefully this is in the right forum.
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There are a number of Linux based FREE aka: Open Source firewall/router distributions out there.

http://www.smoothwall.org

http://www.astaro.com - commercial package but free to home users

http://www.ipcop.org

Basically you download the ISO image and burn it to a CD. Boot from the CD and walk through the installation.
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thanks

a friend mentioned m0n0wall as well, ever use it?

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