Networking & Wireless

General discussion

How do you connect usb device to a wireless network?

by southern serves the south / July 18, 2005 11:51 AM PDT

Ok I want to plug a usb storage device and a usb ty tunner card into a device that will allow me to access them through my wireless network. Is there any such device?

I've seen wireless routers with usb ports and I've also seen printer servers. It seems like this should be out in the marketplace. Can anyone help?

Thanks.

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: How do you connect usb device to a wireless network?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: How do you connect usb device to a wireless network?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
1 out of 2.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2005 11:55 AM PDT

The usb hard disk can be plugged into a router that does this BUT it's some 189 bucks or maybe more.

-> Is it worth it?

As to the USB Tuner, that's not in the cards. But there are networkable TV recording software such as SNAPSTREAM where you can set up one PC to do the DVR work and watch the result on any network PC.

Bob

Collapse -
Bob
by southern serves the south / July 18, 2005 12:04 PM PDT
In reply to: 1 out of 2.

I have a usb hard drive now but my router does not have a usb port. Is there any device you know of that has usb ports and interfaces with a wireless network?

I'm checking out snapstream right now, it seems like a viable alternative to windows media center.

My wife and I both have laptops and I am trying to not by another box for my living room.

Collapse -
One of a few.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2005 12:10 PM PDT
In reply to: Bob

The Linksys NSLU2 is such a device. Plug that into your router and your USB drive to it. There is also some other router out there with this capability.

Hint: more at http://www.linksys.com

Best of luck,

Bob

Collapse -
Thanks
by southern serves the south / July 18, 2005 12:31 PM PDT
In reply to: One of a few.

Great find...now if I can just figure out a way to access a usb tv tunner over my wireless network I'll be set. Though from what you shared it appears that option doesn't exist yet.

Thanks again.

Collapse -
There is no such thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2005 9:20 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

But do prove me wrong. There are DVR over network solutions, but not a workable TV on the network system that I can suggest today.

Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Tech for the holiday

Find recipes for July 4 with these foodie apps

The Fourth of July means fireworks, fun and food. If you're planning on a barbecue this weekend, we've got the apps to help you find holiday-inspired recipes.