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wireless hard drive ???

by harrynyc / November 1, 2005 1:07 AM PST

hello... quick question please... I have a pretty basic wireless network here at home? cable modem connected to a wireless router? in addition to my laptop, I also have a printer on the network connected wirelessly using a wireless print server? my question is this: I just got a 500 gig hard drive that connects via usb or firewire? is there a way to make it wireless? does there exist a device that would make it accessible to pcs on the network the same way my printer is? thanks!

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Yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2005 1:49 AM PST

Netgear, Dlink or Linksys makes a box you plug it into.

However your speed drops from 400+ megabits per second to under 54... You may not like it that much.

I have a 300GB network drive and it's fine but even on 100 megabit ethernet it's slower than the USB or ATA IDE drives.

Bob

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by D4RK3N3D H4CK3R / November 2, 2005 10:36 AM PST
In reply to: Yes.

I had a 160GB hard drive and wanted to share it on a network, what a waste of money I spent. I had it up and running properly and I have a NetGear WGT624 Wireless Router (108 MBPS only full) with 108MBPS wireless cards and performace was about 300k/s. In my options, it is really not worth sharing unless you can set up another computer to share it as I have gotten about 10MBPS that way. The device was a Linksys NSLU2.

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