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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by adrianr2z, Jun 2, 2012.

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  1. adrianr2z

    adrianr2z Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,

    So recently I bought myself a brand new Belkin N900 Router. It does the job I want it to but it has these 2 usb ports on the back of the router itself. Can someone please explain to me what these usb ports can be used for?? I've tried googling for answers but haven't found the answer I'm looking for. Could someone please explain to me how I can use these USB ports on the back of the router? Thanks :)
     
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    They are for external storage so it would technicially be a NAS (network attached storage).... i'm suprised the manual didn't come with this information...
     
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    PS i googled the router model and the first link showed me what they are for... ;)
     
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    Oh ya I've heard of that but wasn't really sure of it. Does that mean I can attach say a 2TB external HDD to it and have any computer that is on the same network be able to use the files on the router or even put their own files on the HDD for backup? Also, I heard somewhere it can be used for printers. Didn't get what that meant. Can you explain?
     
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    You are correct, the external drive should be seen by all of your computers for back up or for use.

    Printers can be connected to your network via Ethernet or wireless. The USB connection allows USB printers without networking capability to be shared to the network. This link explains on how to set that up. The CD that came with the router also can help you connect it.
     
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    Thanks so much
     
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