Continuing on my adventure of running my own self-built router at home, I decided to get IPv6 running on my home network. As of writing this blog post, my ISP doesn't do native IPv6 yet so I decided to go with Hurricane Electric's IPv6 Tunnel Broker service, which provides you with an IPv6-in-IPv4 tunnel.
In my last post I talked about getting my home router up and forwarding packets from nothing and getting my computers connected via Ethernet. The next step is to get 802.11 (WiFi) working.
This is the first of a series of blog posts on building my own home router from scratch using Debian. My hopes are that by sharing my experiences, it can help others in this endeavor.
Those of you who know me fairly well know that I'm a total HTPC geek. It's to the point where I outright refuse to subscribe to cable television or even hook up an antenna to my TV. This geekery combined with my affinity for Linux leads me to running XBMC on Linux on my little home theater machine. It's been a pretty smooth experience with the exception of getting my remote work with it. If you're struggling with it too, hopefully my tales will help you get it going.
Well, I finally bit the bullet and got a Linode account. So far I'm pretty happy with it. I figured that with the costs of power and bandwidth, I was almost spending $20/month to run my old server on my own hardware. Incidentally, the lowest-grade Linode VM costs that much and is enough to suit my needs.