Wireless Drive...?

  AlexPB 16:04 15 Apr 2008
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Hi, I have an external hard drive attached to my PC at home. I currently have it set so that I and my brother can both save and access it from our laptop/pc via our wireless network but my PC has to be on as its through the sharing method.

Is there any way that i can get the drive to show up on the network without having to have my pc on, as in connecting it to the router or similar...?

Thanks

  Ahdinko 16:18 15 Apr 2008

You can get NAS (Network Attached Storage)

It can range from 1 HDD with an ethernet port to a big box with 10 hard drives in it.

Some external hard drives have ethernet ports on them and are designed to be put straight into a router for PC's to access.

Like such: click here

  DazJam 17:21 18 Jul 2008

The NAS (Freecom Network Drive Pro) works great when connected through the Ethernet cable.

As soon as I put the NAS in to the router
(D-link), no such luck.

Any thoughts??

Confession:
I'm not entirely computer literate i.e. IP addresses and gateways still a little new to me.

Steep learning curve though, I got the router to work!

Thanks.

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