30 minutes ago, Thebeastiworship said:
So my old dell laptop could do it?
Technically, yes. Up until 2 weeks ago, I was running Debian Linux on a PowerPC based Mac Mini from 2004 that happily ran a small web server + transmission torrent client 24/7/365 for 4 years. (minus power outages, of course) Your Dell laptop can probably do it just fine, assuming it can run Linux decently enough, but I definitely would NOT recommend using WiFi for this - plug in to ethernet.