Jim Buzbee is back with his latest adventures in hacking Linksys' NSLU2. This time, he turns it into a UPnP-based media server - just the ticket if you'd like to free your PC from streaming media duties.
If you've got about $300, there are plenty of options for adding a few hundred gigs of storage to your LAN. But Jim Buzbee found that SimpleShare's Office Storage Server has some unique features that could land it in your shopping basket.
The DS-101 Disk Station is a SOHO NAS that gives buyers the option of supplying their own 3.5 inch drive. Jim Buzbee put it through its paces and was pretty impressed, except for one key feature.
Compact 2.5 inch drive enclosure that provides Ethernet and 802.11g wireless NAS features. Functions as AP or wireless client. Includes DHCP and FTP servers
An increasing number of consumer networking products are based on open source software. But manufacturer support of open source development efforts is usually limited to (sometimes) posting source code but more often just turning a blind eye as dedicated hackers add missing capability and improved features. Buffalo Technology's new Revolution division is taking a different approach of embracing open source developers and producing products made to be hacked. Jim Buzbee takes a look at the first fruits of the Revolution, the Kuro Box.
In Part 5 of his Hacking the Linksys NSLU2 series, Jim Buzbee introduces us to the Unslung firmware that is the next step in the evolution of this little box into a general-purpose Open Source application platform.
Part 4 of Jim Buzbee's series shows how to modify the NSLU2's flash so that you can automate the startup of the other hacks and open the door to even more customizations.
Our third installment of Jim Buzbee's series walks you step-by-step through adding iTunes serving to the tricks that Linksys' little wonder can perform.
In the second installment of Jim Buzbee's explorations of Linksys' little NAS-enabling marvel, he explains how to get set up to do your own hacking and walks us through adding NFS support.
Once in awhile a product comes along that you just know is going to spark the imagination - and hacking skills - of enthusiatic tweakers. Linksys seems to have done it again with its Linux-based NSLU2 Network Storage Link. Our correspondent Jim Buzbee has agreed to chronicle his adventures with this little wonder for SmallNetBuilder readers in a multi-part series. Part 1 describes how Jim managed to get a root login.