Using a mac mini as a wireless

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by boogamihxc, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. boogamihxc macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2005
    DAMMIT! Pressed enter before filling the topic name out.

    "Using a mac mini as a wireless external hard drive...

    Would you be able to use a mac mini for this?

    I may be buying one in the next couple of days for a crazy cheap price from a friend.

    I'm very interested in forwarding downloaded files to a mini. :] Like just automatically set the destination towards the HD in the mini. :] muahaha
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Sure that's possible albeit kinda overkill. :p

    It won't be very fast but it's pretty easy to set up.
  3. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604


    May 4, 2002
    Go Vegan
    You can either have the drive setup over an ethernet network, or a firewire network. Or you can have the Mini setup in FireWire Target Disk mode all the time. Either way is pretty quick but, the only wireless solution is to either have the Mac Mini connected to a Wireless router, or install a wireless card in the Mac Mini. That way you can setup file sharing and everything should work fine. I don't know how fast it would be, it wouldn't be too slow though I guess. :)

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