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Old Computor For Network Storage

by captedge99 / November 4, 2005 8:26 PM PST

Is there any way to use an old CPU for a network storage unit. I thought I read somewhere that this could be done. Anyone know how?

Dale

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Sure. . .
by Coryphaeus / November 4, 2005 8:53 PM PST

Get a router and add the old one to the network. Set up file and printer sharing. Install an OS (so it will boot and run) and use the drive for storage.

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I like to use FTP
by pratapan / June 17, 2006 3:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Sure. . .

I have an FTP server at home (3com 3Cserver). It is just an old PC with several hard drives. I can use my browser to connect using "ftp://10.0.0.50" in the URL.
I like it better than Microsoft "File and Print sharing". It is all about preference. I find the MS protocols very chatty. This is ok on an ethernet switch with 100 Meg of full duplex bandwidth but i want my wireless only sending necessary traffic.

SKrall

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Old Computer For Network Storage
by exoticaquarist1 / June 16, 2006 2:57 PM PDT
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