A new router. Want N, Printer Server, and NAS.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by timswim78, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    I like the new Airport Extreme's features that allow a user to serve a printer or USB hard drive from it. However, I would like to get a router that allows both of these features at the same time. Does anyone know of such a device?
     
  2. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    If I am not mistaken you just need a mini-hub to create more USB ports.
     
  3. timswim78 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the advice. That's something to consider.

    However, I am try to cut down on the bulk. A router with two USB ports is much preferred to a router plus a USB hub.

    Although you've got me thinking. Maybe I could find a USB HDD that has a USB hub built into it.
     
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    T3Hub
     
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    That's really nice. I could see one of those coming in handy...I just might need to pick one up! Thank you!
     
  6. BenHoleton macrumors regular

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    You could combine your efforts and get one of those mac minin hard drive/usb hubs. the wireless router sholuld sit right on top of it. I have one of the 400 gb Mini Stacks and love it
     
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    timswim, are you sure you want a SAN? I'm certain you are actually thinking of a NAS box.
     
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    Although, if you are certain you want a SAN, then you need to speak to me. My rates are reasonable and we could get you started with something around $45k, current EMC, not refurbished Clarion, new disks, etc. :p
     
  10. timswim78 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I want an NAS. My bad.
     
  11. timswim78 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a minipal, which is absolutely one of the best pieces of computer equipment that I have ever owned. The only problem is that the hdd is firewire based, not USB based.
     
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    I wouldn't think so, printers have their own power supplies.
     
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  15. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    The LaCie HD and port expander seems to be what you want. It comes in many capacities, but people complain the 500GB model is noisy.

    In addition to iWoot's suggestion, there are many 2 port hubs. For $10 this is nice.
     
  16. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    Those mini USB hubs are tiny and cheap and its not like your going to put the router in the middle of your living room.
     

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