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Can i access my external hard drive via a wireless router

by Homerjones007 / November 25, 2011 7:03 AM PST

I have a Windows 7 lap top and an Iomega eGo external hard drive. When I plug the hard drive into my computer via a USB, it works fine, but when i plug the hard drive in to the wireless router, I can not access it, and I would like access the hard drive wirelessly, can anyone help me get this done??

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Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2011 7:14 AM PST

Given the slim details we can't start a discussion. Try adding to your post by replying to your top post with details about the router (make, model, firmware revision) and let's see if that's enough.

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Agree with Bob . . .
by Coryphaeus / November 25, 2011 10:28 PM PST

The USB port on the PC is not the same as the USB port on the router. Just because they are USB doesn't mean they work the same.

Some routers support adding an external device such as a printer. But YOU need to look at your router's manual and see if what you want to do is supported. Honestly, I doubt it.

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