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Wireless Networks Thread, Spare Cachepilot in Technical; Ok, our LEA upgraded our cachepilot today, and have left us the old one to do whatever we want with ...
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    Spare Cachepilot

    Ok, our LEA upgraded our cachepilot today, and have left us the old one to do whatever we want with it!

    Any ideas what to do with it? It is fairly new (2-3 years)!!

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    hell I will take it!!!

    Could do with one that works! County have never bothered with ours since it died!
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    Media centre

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    Paper weight? Doorstop?

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    I use one as my firewall at home (though I re-imaged it with SmoothWall, of course!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    I use one as my firewall at home (though I re-imaged it with SmoothWall, of course!)
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    If not a firewall, a webserver, caching box, music store, dedicated storage for your department, dedicated storage for media students, possibilities are endless

    What spec is it, and what do you *think* you could do with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post

    What spec is it, and what do you *think* you could do with it?
    The spec is:
    • 2.4 GHz Processor
    • 8 GB RAM
    • 80 GB Hard Drive (I think, it may be more)
    I have no idea what it is capable of, also the BIOS is password protected!

    If I wanted to do internet filtering/caching/media streaming what would I need to do?? Really have no idea how to use one of these!!

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    Its a normal PC so you can do whatever you want with it

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    Might sound a daft question comming from a 'supposed' technician but whats the easiest way to find out what spec our Equinet Cachepilot is? I now have two going spare now we got rid of Espresso at those schools ( and I now have the extra cash to buy more print toner with ! ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    Might sound a daft question comming from a 'supposed' technician but whats the easiest way to find out what spec our Equinet Cachepilot is? I now have two going spare now we got rid of Espresso at those schools ( and I now have the extra cash to buy more print toner with ! ).

    I found the spec on the POST screen when it switches on (except the hard drive, which I guessed, judging by the amount of content on it)

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    Mine is:
    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz; 1Gb RAM, 20Gb HD

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    I can think of a few things id like to do to a cachepilot, and they all involve one of these


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    we have 2 crap-pilots.

    1 is in active service (forced by LEA) and the other I have been messing with to put smoothwall on.

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    Hi

    I would change the hard drive and fans as they will be goosed and make it into a print server or a dansguardian box.

    Richard

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    well to get the BIOS password removed I intend on removing the CMOS battery, does the trick every time , then hopefully if all goes well Dansguardian will go on it (Thanks to Ricki and his install documents!)

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