Well since I have been having this Watchguard Firebox II standing around for ages, and I haven’t used it even ones due to my laziness I have come to the conclusion I wanted to tune it up a bit. Firstly Watchguard’s own software is way out aged, so I will be replacing it with DD-WRT’s software, which is much more up to date and seems to be running flawless on my other routers.

Basic Watchguard Firebox II specifications:
– Processor: Intel Pentium 200MHz MMX
– Memory: 64MB, PC66, SDRAM – (Upgradable to 256MB PC66/100, SDRAM)
– Flash Memory: 8MB
– Ethernet Ports: 3x 10/100 Mbit ports
– PCI: 2x PCI Slots
– Serial Ports: 2x Serial Ports
– PCMCIA: 2x PCMCIA Slots
– Software/OS: Watchguard own developed

Before I can start doing my modifications I will need a few different accessories for this project. This could counts the following things:
– CF Memory card (Max. 8GB)
– A Card reader (To make the CF useable)
– A 44-44 Pin IDE – CF Adapter
– A IDE ATA/33 44-44 Pin cable
– A Nullmodem DB9 cable

The parts I have chosen are as followed:
– SanDisk Compactflash Ultra II 4 GB
– Deltaco Card-Reader 23-IN-1 USB 2.0
– A no-name CF-IDE 2.5″ 44-pin Adapter
– IDE ATA/33 44-44 Pin for 2,5″ HD 10CM (Cable)
– Nullmodem DB9HO-DB9HO 1.8M (Cable)

That means my setup will be like this:
– Processor: Intel Pentium 200MHz MMX
– Memory: 256MB, PC100, SDRAM
– Flash Memory: SanDisk CF Ultra II 4 GB “Added a 44 pin IDE to CF adaptor”
– Ethernet Ports: 3x 10/100 Mbit ports
– PCI: 2x PCI Slots (Will add a Wi-Fi Card in the nearest future)
– Serial Ports: 2x Serial Ports
– PCMCIA: 2x PCMCIA Slots
– Software/OS: DD-WRT

I will take pictures of the whole process when my parts have arrived; this should happen within the beginning of next week.