Firewall Turned Retro Gaming PC
In the world of computers, a firewall is basically a network security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. This piece of hardware normally establishes a barrier between a trusted network and an untrusted network, like the internet. What you may not know that is an old Clavister firewall can do much more than monitor network traffic.

Yes, this firewall has a motherboard, or to be more specific, a generic one that can be found in other equipment, powered by a VIA Eden ESP 4000 CPU running at 400 MHz. As for graphics, a Twister T by S3 Graphics chip easily handles most of the retro games you see played in the video. The electrolytic capacitors first had to be replaced and PCI sound card installed before Windows 98 could be booted from a CF card.

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I rescued this old piece of networking gear from the trash years ago, but never got around to doing anything with it. But now I finally did, and I decided to document the process and make a video about it,” said its creator.

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