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Mac OS X Serial Terminal Settings

Using a serial to usb adapter with MacOS X can initially be a challenge. You must first determine the interface that is being used. So issue this command to view the available interfaces;

ls -la /dev/tty* -crt

Locate and use the interface that appears to be usbserial/usbmodem with this command;

screen /dev/tty.usbserial* 9600

screen /dev/tty.usbserial 9600

Create A Long Range Point To Point Link And Extend Your Local Netwok

These 5 Ghz wireless radios are a great solution to allow you to create a high speed point to point link to extend your physical local network.

EnGenius ENS500 Long-Range 5GHz Outdoor Wireless N300 Bridge/AP

EnGenius ENS500 Long-Range 5GHz Outdoor Wireless N300 Bridge/AP

Standards: IEEE 802.11a/n Wireless Data Rates: Up to 300Mbps Security: WPA/WPA2 Personal (WPA-PSK using TKIP or AES) WPA/WPA2 Enterprise (WPA-EAP using TKIP) WPA/WPA2: WPA2 Frequency Band: 5.18 - 5.825GHz Antenna: Internal 10dBi Directional Antenna with Dual Polarization Interface: Ethernet Port Ports: 2 x 10/100M


Review of Western Digital Sharespace 8TB NAS Model WDA4NC80000N

The Western Digital ShareSpace NAS provides a compact and simple way to store large amounts of data with multiple computers on a local network. While not a full fledged "server" the Network Attached Storage device does give you a cost effect answer to this need. Be certain however you backup your data either locally on your computer or on a completely other system. RAID is not backup it is simply redundancy across multiple disks, and in using this device or any RAID, you may one day find out the hard way that proprietary boxes do not allow for easy recovery of data in a situation gone foul. Furthermore, the firmware "update" that will present itself in the web management console of this particular device, has the potential to severely damage the RAID management procedure and ultimately lead to data corruption. Your only real solution to inaccessible data on a partially flashed board, may be to try to purchase another full device (if you can find it for sale still) and swap the drives out (be sure to maintain the same RAID disk order however). Below are a couple options for purchasing the same model WD ShareSpace NAS.

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