Jailbroken ATV2+External Hard drive on normal router?

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

  1. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2004
    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.
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    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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