Help w Networking (aka what to do with my old Mac)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tykles, May 21, 2005.

  1. tykles macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,
    Hopefully this is the right place for this question. My primary computer at home is my new 15" PB + 250GB FW external drive. It is rendering obsolete my 2001 867MHz Quicksilver. My question: what can I do with the QS (saying 'give it to me' doesn't count)? There is tons of storage on it(~300Gb i think). Other than using it as an iTunes music server, shared printing and maybe nighttime backups for my house, is there something else I can or should do with it that would be a good use for it? The only other computer that will be on the network is my wife's iBook.
    Thanks

    edit: I guess one other question would be whether or not I can remotely wake the QS from sleep. The fans are really loud, so I wouldn't really want it running unless it's doing something.
     
  2. tag macrumors 6502a

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    I was browsing around apples download pages yesterday actually and came across a small app that does just this. Its called WakeOnLan. Havent tried it myself, though maybe someone else has. Looks good though.

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/networking_security/wakeonlan.html
     

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