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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?


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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.


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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.

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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

Best of luck,


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

Great 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.

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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.


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