Jailbroken ATV2+External Hard drive on normal router?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by brsboarder, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Right now, I'm running a hard drive connected to my time capsule, to stream movies, however I don't love the quality of the time capsule wifi. I am wondering if I can hook my external hard drive up to a normal wireless router and do the same thing.
    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    FreakinEurekan

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    Location:
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    #2
    Maybe. Some other routers will accept USB hard drives, however if your drive is formatted in HFS+ then it'll probably need to be reformatted to exFAT or NTFS to work on a non-Apple router.

    You can turn off the wifi in the TC though, and connected it to a different WiFi router via Ethernet, and leave the drive attached to the TC.
     

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