I'd like to have it so that I can use my printer and share files without having to have the desktop switched on. I've got an external hard disk where the shared files are but that's got the wrong connector too (USB. I think it's an Ethernet port on the back of the router. There's four spare.)
I had one crazy idea... we've got an old Windows 98 computer in the loft and I thought that I could just plug the hard disk and printer into that (set them to be shared) and leave it on all the time, but it probably wouldn't work because Windows 98's a bit outdated and it's too much of a pain... and a waste of electricity. Plus, I dunno where I'd put it and it's really loud, there's this really loud fan in it.
Can anyone help me get it so I don't have to have a computer turned on to get to files and printers please?
Oh, and this'll probably sound a bit silly... but can anyone tell me whether that crazy idea I had would actually work. I wouldn't do it, but I'd just like to know... it'd make me feel good