wireless printer and external hard drive

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jonnythesurfer

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basicaly i have a wired printer and external hard drive conected to a desk top at the moment. i want to get rid of the desk top ,because its just taking up space, and have these pieces of hardware conected to the wireless network so that any computer on it can access it. is there some kind of box that i can connect them to and have it running on the network?

thanks guys and girls

p.s. it would be better if i didnt have to buy a new router
 

JohnWill

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If you use a NAS like the D-Link DNS-323, which has provision for connecting a USB printer and of course would support the hard disk as well. This connects directly to your router using an Ethernet connection.
 

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they are rather expensive tho. if there a version that doesnt have the inbullt memory and literally all it is is a port? that is a good option tho thank you
 

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You want a hard disk and a printer connected directly to the network. I suspect you're going to have to spend money to make that happen.
 

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i know im going to have to spend some money, i cant do it for free, but NAS's are over £100 pounds. is there not a cheaper way?
 

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I don't know of any routers that offer multiple USB connections and file and print servers, so I can't think of a better way.
 
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