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how connect external harddrive to router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by harpuneet88, Sep 2, 2010.

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  1. harpuneet88

    harpuneet88 Thread Starter

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    Hi guys

    I have 1TB external Iomega harddrive which i want to connect with Dlink router by which i can share my files on my all 4 computers through router. My router have all ethernet ports not any USB point. I also have a connector which attach USB cable to ethernet. If i link through connector how i can access that drive on my computer? Please help me...:confused:
     
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    Hi harpuneet88, and welcome to TSG

    Can you please describe this connector in more detail? Does it have manufacturer's name and model number on it? Is it just a cable with a USB plug on one end and an RS-45 Ethernet plug on the other end?
     
  3. JohnWill

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    I'm interested in the exact make/model of that cable that connects USB to Ethernet. :)
     
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    Hi guys

    I have 1TB external Iomega harddrive which i want to connect with Dlink router by which i can share my files on my all 4 computers through router. My router have all ethernet ports not any USB point. I also have a connector which attach USB cable to ethernet. If i link through connector how i can access that drive on my computer?

    router DL524
    harddrive 1TB IOMEGA

    USB to Ethernet connector(see under link)
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/USB-Female-E..._Networking&hash=item1c11c4f844#ht_3047wt_915

    Please help me...
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Forget about that USB to Ethernet connector, that will NOT solve your problem! That's just an adapter for a universal cable setup, but it doesn't convert Ethernet to be compatible with USB.

    You need either a NAS box to put your disk into, or a router that supports USB connected disks, which acts as the NAS.
     
  7. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I've merged your threads, please do not create multiple threads on the same issue.
     
  8. harpuneet88

    harpuneet88 Thread Starter

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    Hi

    Which is the best for the networking like NAS or router? Which company?
     
  9. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, I'm partial to a NAS, I have one of these that would probably do the trick for you: D-Link DNS-323. If you're interested in going upscale for more performance, I also have one of these: Synology DS209
     
  10. harpuneet88

    harpuneet88 Thread Starter

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    you want sell this to me or you mentioned this to inform me?
     
  11. JohnWill

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    I'm not selling anything, just telling what works for me.
     
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