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Topic # 31078 3-Mar-2009 21:23
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Most of our pcs are on Wifi: will this make it slow?
And, if i turn the WHS off while pcs are still on (IE when the people that sleep in the room next to the server go to bed) will that be ok?
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  Reply # 199590 6-Mar-2009 11:18
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danielfaulknor: Most of our pcs are on Wifi: will this make it slow?
And, if i turn the WHS off while pcs are still on (IE when the people that sleep in the room next to the server go to bed) will that be ok?
Cheers


Wifi is not supported by WHS, ie MS do not recommend you backup and you can't restore via a WIFI link. However, you can backup via WIFI, but I would suggest your first back is done with the server and PC plugged into a a wired network card and switch then move it to the WIFI. To restore (if required) again plug the server and computer in to a switch again. 

Server can be turned off and it will not affect your PC's at all.

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  Reply # 200253 9-Mar-2009 22:02
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Yup I agree with 'Browned'.

I was backing up minor data changes to my laptop via wifi but it's really far better (and much faster) to use a cat5e wired solution.

Rather than having to remember to turn your server on/off - consider using a 3rd party app such as 'Light's Out'. This can be configured to wake your server at backup times and remain awake if it detects configured clients active on your LAN.

As a power saving solution it works well for my needs.

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