I want to set-up a home web server. It won't be an issue to get a static IP and to run a server (spoke about that with my ISP already).
The difficult part is the hardware. My budget is tight and I don't feel like investing money into buying an additional hardware, unless I absolutely have to. What I have right now is a DSL modem that has SOME (keyword SOME!) router capabilities. It's basically 3 in 1. It's a DSL modem, a Wi-FI AP and Ethernet switch. I don't need it as a modem, since I don't have DSL here (the device is from another apartment and even country -- long story and not relevant). Right now I use it as a switch and AP. I really do NOT need this nice device to get online, it's just it's more convenient to get rid of wires on the floor. Some fools think that I have a Wi-Fi Internet at home or DSL. AGAIN -- it's NEITHER. It's a RJ-45 Ethernet PPPoE connection to the ISP.
P.S. Frankly, it's not even a money issue -- I'm afraid to buy Chinese crap that produces a high-pitched noise (kinda zzzzzzzzzzzzzz!) while working and I can hear it and it drives me crazy (already returned couple of devices to the store).