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Making a home network drive.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by muckmail, Nov 27, 2011.

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  1. muckmail

    muckmail Thread Starter

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    If you have a router connected to several computers can a person create a shared
    drive using a remote USB drive?
    Thank you,
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    What is a "remote USB drive"? If you have a network of computers, you can share any drive you want whether it be internal or USB connected. I don't get the "remote" thing. Are you talking about accessing something over the Internet when you're away from home?
     
  3. bobroosth

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    There are some routers (as in this one from Netgear) that allow your attach a USB drive and share it to the network. If you don't have a router with that feature, you need Network Attached Storage (NAS). Seagate, Western Digital, et al, produce such drives.
     
  4. muckmail

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    I have a Tendnet TEW-6528brp router I have been using for about a year. Is there a way you can do a network drive with this router? I looked at a best buy Netgear N600 router and I bought it but
    I have not open the package. I have not decide if I will keep it. I think the Netgear N600 router
    is a much better router than the Trendnet router I have. Is that the case?
     
  5. bobroosth

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    Assuming you mean this one, it does not have the required feature. No opinion on the quality of the router.
     
  6. muckmail

    muckmail Thread Starter

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    Is the Netgear N600 router a good all around router? From looking at the box it apprears
    to have a USB port for a drive.
     
  7. bobroosth

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    You'll find more information at the netgear site. Yes, it is a solid router. More features than any of us will use.
     
  8. muckmail

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    Form looking at the package it appears that it should be a nice router. It was a Best Buy
    black friday deal. I think I will keep it and use it instead of the Tendnet rounter.
     
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