connecting a external hard drive towireless hub

  hospeng 19:11 24 Nov 2010

Could anyone advise me on how to connect an external hard drive to my wireless network hub so that I can use it as storage device rather than connecting directly via usb connection.
Many thanks.

  mgmcc 08:17 25 Nov 2010

I use one of these click here It connects to my router by ethernet cable and provides four USB ports. I then have two external drives and two printers connected to it, which are available to any computer in my network (although not simultaneously). To the PCs, the devices appear as though they are connected directly to one of its USB ports.

This arrangement does, of course, limit the data transfer speed to the 100Mbps of a wired LAN. If you are proposing to use 802.11g (54Mbps) wireless connections, you'll be lucky in practice to get 30Mbps. An 802.11n wireless connection at 300Mbps should be comparable to a wired 100Mbps LAN but performance will inevitably be poorer than if the drive were to be connected directly to a USB 2.0 port running at 480Mbps.

  hospeng 19:25 12 Dec 2010

Thanks for the answer, sorry its a bit late I've been on a course for work so haven't seen it.

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