Can someone help me find (or make) a basic OS for this task? (networking)
Okay so in basic... I live in the middle of nowhere (look up "Golden Valley, AZ" and see how empty it is if you want) and am dirt poor thanks to financial and medical problems with my parents, so my internet is based on WiFi borrowing. I have a satellite dish modified to be used as a WiFi antenna with a (Ubuntu incompatible out of the box, but install disk has Linux driver) ALFA AWUS036NEH high powered long range WiFi card installed on it, with this setup I'm able to connect to most unsecured WiFi SSIDs within a couple miles. That all is connected to a very old desktop of mine running Windows XP Home which is terribly slow and unstable. (AMD K6-2 500MHz CPU, 512MB DDR100 RAM, AGP - 3dfx video card, PCI - USB 2.0 card, IDE - CD drive, PCI - 10/100 Network card)
Anyways out of the less necessary details... I need a Unix/Linux operating system that can handle the simple task of running in only the RAM, have nothing or very little extra included (I don't really want a full OS with all the extras like Ubuntu has, graphic interface is nice but I have no problems with the command line), and have the simple abilities to list available WiFi networks, connect to them, and bridge the WiFi card to the Ethernet card.
So in basic... I want it to be like this computer isn't even there, I just want it to connect to the internet with the WiFi card, and provide it over the Ethernet to my router while running the most minimal of an OS to allow the computer to save power, run cooler, and keep the network stable. Anyone up to helping me with such a stupid task? Lol
Also to anyone that doesn't like "WiFi stealers" I want to at least add in that when I borrow internet I at least try to conserve bandwidth xP and save the more bandwidth heavy stuff to times when people are normally asleep (torrents set to run from 1am to 5am).
MB: MSI 890GXM-G65 - CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition, Quad Core @ 3.4GHz - RAM: A-DATA 2GiB DDR3 1600 RAM, x2 = 4GiB @ 1333MHz - GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX+, 512MiB GDDR3 - HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12, 500GiB @ 7200RPMs - 2 in RAID0