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Connect NAS to wireless network

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  1. Brucej85

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    I'm thinking of buying a NAS and putting it up in the loft, I have a wireless router in the living room downstairs and want to connect the NAS to my wireless network. My question is, how can I connect the NAS (loft) to the wireless network (router downstairs), can I connect the NAS to a wireless access point?
     
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    Would any WAP do the trick? Can I just connect the NAS to the ethernet port at the back for the WAP?

    I already have a raid enabled NAS in mind so the wireless one isn't an option.
     
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    Should do do you have one in mind
    whats the make and model of you router -
    if you have a dual band and its broadcasting both 2.4 and 5Ghz - you may want to utilize that - so take care on the specs
     
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    Just the standard router that came with my Sky BB, nothing special.

    Not got an access point in mind, can you recommend any?
     
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    edimax make a couple - one with one ethernet connection and one with 5 - i use the 5 option and have a TV and Humax PVR connected - which streams all my music to the hifi via the TV or PVR DLNA interface

    ADSL => WAG320N router <wireless> edimax WAP EW-7209 <cable> humax & TV

    as i say that currently streams Video from the internet iPlayer & HD , Skyplayer onto TV and music via USB 1TB music server <cable> =>WAG320N <wireless> Edimax <cable> TVR onto hifi

    BUT that wap is only "G" wireless - you may want to consider "N"
     
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    Why not just hard-wire the NAS to the router with a short CAT5E cable.
    What would it matter where the NAS was...I mean, it's a NAS...
     
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    I have my Nas hard wired to my router and they are both in the loft out the way!
     
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