Making a home network drive.

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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?
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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?
 
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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.
 

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

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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.
 
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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.
 

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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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