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  1. Charper2013

    Charper2013 New Member

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    I have my old 939 system and I wan tto set up a file server running off a WRT54G router... I have no clue how to do this...
     
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    You could install FreeNAS. It's pretty simple to get running and using. FreeNAS is basically an operating system whose sole purpose is to be a file server.

    Or you could install a linux distro and use Samba. I like this option better because it offers lots of flexibility. You could start with a simple file server and upgrade to whatever you want in Linux. However, this method may be a bit more involved.
     
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    Is there any way I can do it on XP?
     
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    i dont think so
     
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    install windows, righclick no folders share folders. Bam done.

    Though if you wanted more security you wouldneed XP Pro and turn off simple filesharing then you can assign permissions on a per folder basis and force loginbefore access tot he server is granted.

    You can do the same with a linux distro too if you are familiar with linux.
     
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    Even if you arn't filmiliar with Linux, installing it is just as easy as Windows, and I'm sure you could find a tutorial on how to set up a file server.
     
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    Im in the process of doing the same thing. I think im going to end up putting my S939 system back together and using it as a media server/backup server for the network. What I want to do though is use Windows built-in remote desktop. There is only one Vista machine in the house now but I dont think that would really be necessary for that computer as I dont think id need to connect to it. I just need it to talk with the server to backup data.

    I have a conflict though. If I do this I would have to make the server wireless as I dont have space in my room to put it. Therefore, it would have to go downstairs in our laundry room on the old kitchen table down there.

    Here's a couple vids.

    http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Use-an-Old-PC-as-a-Server-5027652
    http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Reuse-an-Old-PC-as-a-Server-Part-2-update-65116735
    http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Reusw-an-Old-PC-as-a-Server-Part-3-update-65134091

    Edit: Added part 3.
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    It is very easy to do on Windows. You can do it as Tau has said. However, if you want to access the files over the internet, you can also setup an FTP server using Filezilla.
     
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    Yup Basically my exact setup at the couple of shops that i manage, as well as i have a similar setup ate home (though a bit mroe complex)
     

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