Wii linux as NAS/DHCP server

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by hybridreality, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. hybridreality
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    Hi all,
    I have a spare Wii lying around that I thought might be useful as a mini linux server for the purpose of media streaming from an attached usb hdd. I have a couple of questions for anyone that knows about this.

    Does wii linux support DHCP, or is there some way I can utilise this. This is kind of a big deal as I apparently need it for the 360 to find the files.

    Is the ram a problem on the wii? It seems cripplingly low but I don't know much about linux or how much ram a media server would really need.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Wiimm

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    Bad Idea!
    For a NAS, the Wii Network-Interface is much to slow.
     
  3. hybridreality
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    Okay, thanks anyway. I'll look into a NAS adapter.
     
  4. PsyBlade

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    btw: I think you are mistaken about the DHCP server
    It might well be that the XBOX needs a DHCP server running on the NETWORK for proper function (idk)
    but I bet that you do not need to run it on the NAS itself
    aditionally doing so would almost certainly wheck havok on your network unless you disable the dhcp server that your router/cablemodem/internetprovider almost certainly has running
    2 or more dhcp servers on a single network as close to an absolute no-go as tech goes