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Windows 7: Home server BT?

09 Jun 2010   #1
simpod

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Home server BT?

Hey guys
I have received my BT Home Hub 2.0 today which I will set up tomorrow. It has a USB connection, i tried a USB Drive and it worked! so i can access my files through the network. Anyone know if i can set it up as an online file server (so i can access my files online)?
Nice cheap option for the future of "Clouding" Hopefully anyways


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09 Jun 2010   #2
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by simpod View Post
Hey guys
I have received my BT Home Hub 2.0 today which I will set up tomorrow. It has a USB connection, i tried a USB Drive and it worked! so i can access my files through the network. Anyone know if i can set it up as an online file server (so i can access my files online)?
Nice cheap option for the future of "Clouding" Hopefully anyways
I have had serious problems getting this to work at all even locally(as it's not suppost to be possible), however I think it might be possible to set it up as an internet server using the webdav protocol or something similar.

To be perfectly honest if you had it setup though (which I'm not sure is possible) it would be accessible by anyone because you would have made an exception in your firewall to allow access and then there's no secondary password etc. to secure it.

If you want a Home Server why not look at Windows Home server, it's really cool and really easy to use, the only downside is it requires a PC as the middle man but that is probably a good thing in terms of security.

You can download WHS beta from MS for free from WINDOWS HOME SERVER | Microsoft Connect although it can't dual boot on one drive and has to be the only OS installed (it insists on formatting absolutely everything during installation).

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