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http://www.linuxforums.org – hi all. i have a old router on its last legs and im looking at setting up a atom system as a router and access point.. now i have only used xp, server and windows 7. so im stuck as i cant get the setup to run right in windows and ive been trying to get it up and running for 3wks now. the system is a atom 330 with one internal nic and a pci nic both 1000mb. the system has 2gb of ram with a 1tb harddrive for the system.. i was told unbuntu could do the job. that where im stuck, ive never used unbuntu before so to set this up im going to need gui and not command line, until i get used to unbuntu... im wanting to use vnc to login to the system im wanting to do the following with this system. 1, firewall 2, ip assigning 3, wireless access point for my laptops. after i get all the above going i then will be looking a webserver, ftp and vpn any help would be great i really want to get this to work i dont like to give up on a project please please please please help:confused::confused::confused::confused::confu sed: (HowTos)