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

    Dec 12, 2004
    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.

    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


    Apr 29, 2005
    PA, US
    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.

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