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Using wii as home server? - How to set up file server

APhamX 3,610 557 June 20, 2011 at 08:14 PM
I know I can install linux on my ps3 and wii. I also have an old pentium 4 desktop (2 of them). I was wondering if I can use the wii (low power) as a home server to access text files and such.

I have no experience with home servers, never set one up. If you have read my other thread I am planning on learning how to make a website. Right now I got the html basics down, but I realize that I have lots and lots of html files, pictures and stuff located on one folder. Instead of moving files around the computer to another (working on laptop at night and desktop in the morning) I want to access the file server and use the documents from there.

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I've never used this before, but you could try Wii Web Server [wiibrew.org]. It seems like an app that does what you need.

What are you using to install Linux on your Wii?
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Quote from DinkinFlicka View Post :
I've never used this before, but you could try Wii Web Server [wiibrew.org]. It seems like an app that does what you need.

What are you using to install Linux on your Wii?
I just know I can install linux, not sure what to do yet
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Wouldnt a cheap atom based system work better for this? Seems like a good waste of a wii to use it as a server.
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Wouldnt a cheap atom based system work better for this? Seems like a good waste of a wii to use it as a server.
Iagree
Plus the Wii only has 512 MB of storage, so after the Linux and server installations, you'd probably need a USB drive as well.
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Quote from LiquidRetro View Post :
Wouldnt a cheap atom based system work better for this? Seems like a good waste of a wii to use it as a server.
this.

just because you can doesn't mean you should
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Yeah, not that great an idea for everything said above. Just turn on file sharing on one of the desktops and let that serve your folder to the other two machines.
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I was thinking of plugging an external hard drive on the wii. Because the wii uses low power and all. Honestly, I haven't touched the wii since I got the ps3. And I haven't touched the ps3 since I got my new graphics card Big Grin
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I don't know about those Atom chips now... Every netbook I've seen runs extremely hot and the room I ran my Atom-based WHS in is much cooler after replacing it with an i3 WHS.
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