thade wrote:So the solution is just a bigger box? Hrm...
Not that I claim to know anything about servers and their maintenance, but... yes?
In my experience laptop servers particularly are dangerous, simply because, unless your laptop is not doing ANYTHING else, it runs poorly due to lack of space, handling, whatever (unless you're running your server through some $4,000 Alienware gaming laptop, in which case... kudos, I suppose).
Homerun servers are best handled through an inactive desktop computer, and then you can play on your laptop or whatever other computer without trouble.
EDIT: without much
trouble, that is.