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    G4 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?


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    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.

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    Sorry, correction. It is a 450Mhz Cube.

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    it probably won't stream high-quality video very well over the airport, but that would be fine for a webserver and audio streaming.

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    So you reckon the Airport won't handle it, but the CPU will?

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    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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