Thread: G4 Cube Server?
02-03-2004, 01:22 PM #1LxMxGuestG4 Cube Server?
Hey all. I want to set up a Home Network with the following components:
450Mhz G4 Cube as Server - Networked with Airport, the Cube will be providing ADSL access to about 3 other machines as well as streaming video/audio. It will also be a light usage web server.
ElGato EyeHome - Using an MSI Access Point to talk to the Cube, I'm hoping to use this to complete the "digital hub".
A few questions:
1) Will the Cube be able to do all this effectively? A typical scenario would be:
Someone browsing my web site hosted on my cube while my roommate is downloading a file from the net and streaming music from the cube on her laptop. I'm watching a movie (Xvid) on the Eyehome (Also streamed from the cube) at the same time.
Is this too much for the cube to handle?
2) According to my calculations;
2000kbps + 1500kbps + 320kbps will be going through the Airport network at peak usage. Apparently, 802.11b can only handle 11Mbps (Only 5Mbps is usable). Am I correct in saying that there is enough bandwidth to go around?
02-04-2004, 03:18 AM #2SogniXGuest
1.) Don't know about the ElGato EyeHome...
but I believe it should handle everything else.
2.) For a server, I'd hard-wire it... donno about 802.11b limitations.
02-04-2004, 10:16 AM #3LxMxGuest
Sorry, correction. It is a 450Mhz Cube.
02-04-2004, 11:59 AM #4creat10nGuest
it probably won't stream high-quality video very well over the airport, but that would be fine for a webserver and audio streaming.
02-04-2004, 12:06 PM #5LxMxGuest
So you reckon the Airport won't handle it, but the CPU will?
02-04-2004, 03:08 PM #6LxMxGuest
Elgato support said this:
"EyeHome should work fine on your Cube, it's close enough.
The EyeHome serving process doesn't use more than a few CPU percentage points per video stream, so things should be fine. Be aware that EyeHome needs Personal Web Sharing to be turned on.
802.11b is fine for MPEG-1 video or perhaps XviD, it's the high bitrate MPEG-2 that won't work."
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