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    Is there a way to set up a home server that can be used as a wireless storage hub That could link all computers?

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    Yes, but it depends on how savvy you are about networking. You can run the wireless card in AP/master mode (your card has to support this) and use other machines to connect to it wirelessly. If the machine is also wired you can use it as a gateway.

    Though really, it'd probably be easier to just get a wireless router.

    Either way, you'd probably just want to run a fileserver on it, samba/smb, nfs, etc.

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    Hey, if you wanted to get all technical about it, you could hang it off the back of a FreeNAS device (e.g. Soekris box, Buffalo box, etc.).

    Or you could get something with this already built-in (e.g. WD MyBook, Apple's TimeCapsule, etc.)

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    Try the HP MediaVault mv2000 or mv5000 series. I have a 300GB mv2010 series. It is plugged into my switch that goes to my router. You type its local IP address into your browser. For me, I type in, or I go to My Computer, and type into the address bar \\\[folder name]. It is so simple. Turn it on and leave it. I highly suggest getting one if you want simplicity and reliability (I have had it over a year, and still works great). I hope this is what you're asking...


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    9My home server is just a bunch of spare parts I've thrown together into a random case. I put 3 NICs (ethernet devices) into it, giving me DHCP, DNS (Which is TONS better than using IP address all time -- especially when you have a lot of machines on the network like I do) , Web, and... well, that's it. Since that's really all my server does; I gave it 256MB of RAM, on a 40GB IDE drive. You never need anything fancy. Anything 500MHz+ these days can be made into a decent CLI server.

    I have other servers that do other things as well, that handle different tasks (and have different specs)
    Last edited by mm3; 21-Jan-2009 at 19:11.

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