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Wireless broadband router with storage & printer port

Discussion in 'Computer Peripherals & Consumables' started by the_sanguine, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. the_sanguine

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    I need to get internet broadband and would like to if possible get a WLAN router with it's own (or a connected) hard drive. Can you buy them either with integrated storage or say a USB ports that you can connect a hard disk to for access from more than one PC? If I could connect a printer/fax machine to it too, that would be great
     
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    Hi,
    I haven't seen any thing like this !! (but it's a good idea) - I'd like a rack of HDDs just attached to my router acting as storage..
    The easiest storage solution is to use a removable USB hard drive that you plug into the PC that will be switched on the most... or build a 2nd file server which you hide somewhere in the house.....
    OscarP
     
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    Or get one of the wired Buffalo NAS drives ;)
     
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    That looks very interesting :thumbsup: Hopefully we can expect more of this kind of router from the other main players :)
    Edit - I still wouldn't trust a wireless only system to cope with transferring or streaming very large files though.
     
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    Looks like the disk sharing is via an inbuilt FTP server, not Windows disk sharing.
     
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    I guess if the router/disc interface was USB, then I could always plug in direct of need be
     

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