Wireless...?

  AlexPB 15:00 23 Dec 2007
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Hi,

I have an external hard drive (320Gb). I was just wondering does anybody know if i am able to make this wireless at all so i can access it from my laptops.

BTW i have a wireless internet.

Thanks

  woodchip 15:04 23 Dec 2007

Not unless it is a WiFi drive. If it is you can connect the drive with Ethernet cable not Wireless. then you do not need another computer switched on to get at the files

  [email protected] 15:11 23 Dec 2007

if on xp,possibly use something like.
click here

  AlexPB 15:29 23 Dec 2007

On my wireless internet router i have a USB port on the back, if i plug the External H.D into this what would happen?

Thanks

  woodchip 16:28 23 Dec 2007

your computer will load drivers then you will be abler to see it in my computer or windows explorer as an external drive

  AlexPB 17:28 23 Dec 2007

I have plugged it in to try this but it is not showing on my PC.

  tullie 17:31 23 Dec 2007

Cant you just plug into computer?

  AlexPB 17:34 23 Dec 2007

Well thats what i have been doing but i now havce a new laptop which id like to be able to access this from aswell whilst im around the house wothout having to plug it in all the time.

  AlexPB 18:01 23 Dec 2007

Alternatively if i have the H.D plugged into the main PC is there a way of making it wireless to access it from other computers around the house using the same wireless internet

Thanks

  woodchip 19:08 24 Dec 2007

Does it show in Disc Management? right click on My Computer then click Disc Manager

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