Want to set up a wireless network

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by J-Low, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. J-Low macrumors member

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    Hi all.

    If I want to keep the wireless of my new ibook and also want to add external storage. What's the best way to do it?

    Ideally I'd like to also wirelessly have usb powered 5.1 sound using my m-audio sonica.

    any ideas?

    USB hub? wireless router?
     
  2. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    Well, you could set up a network drive on the wireless router for your external storage... but as far as wirelessly accessing a USB device like the sonica, I just don't think that's possible. It'll have to be plugged in to the iBook.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, network drives will work on wireless routers however I know the USB won't work on the AirPort range. Sorry, but printing only. :(
     
  4. J-Low thread starter macrumors member

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    So, I get a wireless router and plug it into the cable modem?
    And then physically attach the drive to it. somehow.

    any advice re. speed, set up, hardware.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Pretty much. A network drive will come with an ethernet cable which will fill one of the spare ethernet ports on your router. :)

    You'll want 802.11G which is currently the fastest wireless standard a Mac can achieve although it's still no match for wired transfer speeds.
     
  6. J-Low thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the advice.
    Shopping list now has
    Wireless router
    Network drive.
    and I won't bother with the airport express I was going to get, since the Sonica will just do that and has to be connected anyway.
     
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  8. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Keyspan has something that might work with your Sonica. It's called the USB Server. You would connect the server to the router and theoretically, any computer on the network can access any USB device on the server. I've seen the documentation and it mentions that Printers, Scanners, Hard Drives, Thumbdrives are supported, but maybe this Sonica will work too.

    Send Keyspan an e-mail asking if the Sonica is supported and you'll be set.

    ft
     

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