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FileServe+Router+Gaming in 1 pc ?

Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:02 pm

Hi Team,

I wonder will it possible to have all this 3 function together into a single computer + 3 different driver(minimal) ?

Fileserve system such as Freenas , Router (pfsense) , Gaming (Window Xp) .

I have 2 system right now with me a
1)Atom 330 ,
2)AMD System

Any suggestion on how can i overcome this without spending another $$$ to build a dedicate pc..?
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Re: FileServe+Router+Gaming in 1 pc ?

Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:40 pm

buy a separate router?

Gaming + file serving isn't a problem but Internet Connection Sharing in windows sucks and without running virtual machines you're stuck with windows on that machine.
Obviously a Linux machine can handle the router/fileserver functions fine but then you couldn't play games.

which leaves you with getting an actual router to act as a router :lol:

As I mentioned virtual machines are a possible way of doing all three in one but that would be a total pain in the arse as you'd need to have the router running in the VM (since windows needs proper access to your 3D hardware which it couldn't get inside a VM) which would mean you'd have to wait for the VM to start before you could get online. I suspect it would be as troublesome as ICS anyway.
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Re: FileServe+Router+Gaming in 1 pc ?

Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:08 pm

Buy a router and tell yourself it's a peripheral to your gaming/fileserving PC...

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