Possibility of accessing files wirelessly

  DANZIG 16:32 09 Feb 2008


At the moment at home I have a PC upstairs wired to my BB connection and a wireless router up there as well so I can use my laptop downstairs.

Also connected to my PC upstairs is an external HD.

Is it possible to access the files on this exteranl HD from the laptop downstairs - and if so, how do I go on about doing it??


  Kemistri 17:44 09 Feb 2008

Easy. How's your budget? Solution #1 -- and my own choice -- is a network hub: click here This is great for getting access to whatever external HDD I happen to plug into it, it includes a print server, and it works as a regular USB hub. Solution #2 is to replace your current external HDD with a NAS, some of which have become very good value, relatively speaking: click here Solution #3 is cheap but potentially tricky, particularly with certain operating systems (which you have not specified): you may be able to map it as a network drive and thus include it in your shares. But that is not something that I have ever had to dabble in, with the hub on one network and a NAS on the other.

  DANZIG 09:25 10 Feb 2008

The main PC (the one upstairs) had XP Home on it and the laptop has Vista Home Premium on it.

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