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Networking (maybe?) our Macs

My wife and I use Macs, iOS devices, and Apple networking gear. We're thinking about sharing the desk where my Mac Pro is; as a result, if she needs the desk, and I need a computer, I'd have to use her MacBook Pro. What's the best way to network our computers so that we could do our work from whatever computer we're using, have music and/or programs available, etc.? Some details inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Explain NAS and file servers to me like I'm five years old. And dim.

I currently have a tangle of external drives hooked to my HTPC. Serving that stuff via UPnP is okay, but I'd like to move my files to a separate device that would then be able to make them available to a motley assortment of devices. Thing is, I'm woefully ignorant about networking and file sharing, having never so much as set up a shared Windows folder. I need help coming up with a game plan. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 31, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me understand what my small business network needs

I'm trying to set up a small business computer network and I need some help in clarifying what I need. Although we will be hiring a network person to help us set things up, I'm hoping the hive mind can help me understand the basics so I can figure out what equipment we will need. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Jul 15, 2011 - 10 answers

What type of wirelessly accessible storage solution should I go with in my new home network? Details inside...

What type of wirelessly accessible storage solution should I go with in my new home network? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Aug 17, 2010 - 3 answers

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop?

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jul 13, 2010 - 23 answers

Network harddrive over the Internet?

What's the simplest way to create some space on a Linux server that can be mounted by Vista and Linux from anywhere with an internet connection? [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Jun 15, 2009 - 15 answers

How do I enable simple file sharing on Server 2008 and stop my network from crashing?

How do I transparently share files from a Windows Server 2008 box to several XP computers? I want it to stop asking for a username and password when people try to access files. Also, can anyone point me in the right direction to solving this weird network issue I've been having? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Aug 9, 2008 - 6 answers

How to set up a server room with a 10 TB rack?

Going to be moving into a new office space, where will will get to redesign some of the space for our needs. We will need to set of a 10TB server rack-- need to figure out how much space should we set aside for a server room. If you were starting to set up one from scratch, what would you start considering? [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck on Apr 24, 2008 - 12 answers

What's in a "File Server"?

ITGeekFilter: My office needs a new (Windows) file server. My boss is kinda cheap (and won't give me a budget); why do "File Servers" sold as such cost so much? [more inside]
posted by danbeckmann on Apr 7, 2008 - 25 answers

Help me find the right print server device for my small office setup.

I just started working in a small office (there are 3 of us). We have wired internet (I know, I know!), and an HP OfficeJet 5610 All-in-One Printer/Fax/Copier in a tiny closet. We all work different hours and use laptops. There is no dedicated computer that is there and always on. I know from working with a friend that we need a small printer server to plug into the printer and connect to the switch in the closet. One side needs to have a USB plug, the other side needs to accomodate the internet cable. I think I'm talking about option #4 in this Wikipedia article. I need to make a recommendation to my boss for what exactly she needs to buy to make this work. Is something like this what I'm looking for? Is it likely to be compatible with the HP OfficeJet 5610? I need it to be!
posted by abbyladybug on Apr 4, 2008 - 6 answers

How to give others access to a folder on my computer?

What's the easiest way for me to host files for friends to download directly off my computer? I'm running Ubuntu 7.10. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Jan 23, 2008 - 29 answers

DHCP and VLAN configuration help needed.

DHCP and switch VLAN configuration help needed. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Nov 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me sell XServe to my boss and our client.

Help me recommend XServe to my boss and our client. Please share your personal experience with the XServe hardware and software, particularly the GUI tools for service management. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jun 11, 2007 - 9 answers

Advanced Network Routing

Is it possible to configure a Mac OS X Server to route incoming and outgoing traffic via two different interfaces? [more inside]
posted by ijoshua on Apr 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Domain restructuring on TOP of organizational restructuring...ARGH.

Windows SysAdmin question: I need to add a global security group to the local admin group on machines in multiple OUs. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Richat on Dec 8, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I setup LAN network to redirect all internet requests?

I recently setup a wireless/wired network for a hotel to be used by about 75 guests. It was simply a matter of daisy chaining a few Netgear switches (JFS516) from the ISP's DSL modem/router and then connecting a few Netgear Access points (WG602) with alternating channels on each floor (one per floor). DHCP is controlled by the router. Everything worked great. However, now the hotel has requested that the network be upgraded to include a page that intercepts all internet requests and I'm looking for tips on how to do that? [more inside]
posted by dennis10512 on Aug 30, 2006 - 6 answers

networking/windows server 2003 n00blet needs reading material

I'm the new networking/windows servers 2003 administrator at school. Only problem is i know jack about networking! Looking for something I can pick up at the bookstore to give me a good introduction into the subject. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Jun 23, 2006 - 9 answers

Alternative to Floppy Disk Authentication for Client-Server Non-Web System?

Looking for advice for replacing the floppy disk as an authentication factor for logging onto a client-server non web-based system. Anyone have any bright ideas? [Details within] [more inside]
posted by loquax on May 13, 2004 - 9 answers

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