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Old 06-08-2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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Hey, I was asked to set up a network from my friends computer to another computer in another location. I did that, but apparently what he wanted was to set up a central hard drive so he could transfer files, folders, applications, etc. Any tutorials or other kind of help in setting one of these set up would be greatly appreciated. I don't know if this is the right thread to post this in so I'm sorry if it's not.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:58 PM   #2
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You want either a file server or network Accessible Storage (NAS). The first requires a more or less dedicated machine, but it doesn't have to be top-of-the-line for most applications, the second is a hard drive with an ethernet connection.
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to build on what Dngrsone said, you can buy dedicated NAS boxes for relatively cheap. Buffalo, Linksys, AData are good brands to go with.
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Thanks you guys for the help. The thing is that one computer is at his house and the other is at his mother in laws. Is there a way to connect the central hard drive wireless?
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