Looking for a router

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Woppe, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Woppe macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2009
    I wish to use time machine with a network attached disk at home, by connecting to it over the Internet.

    I got the basics covered:

    I'm looking for a router that has NAS capabilities, with support for HFS+ file system since that is required for time machine to work. Airport extreme is an option so far. But there's one more thing I need: dyndns (or similar) client.

    I've found the openWRT software, which may be installed on some routers and gives them HFS+- and dyndns-support. Unfortunately, it has not been updated since 2006...
    DDWRT is a similar software which still updates, but it lacks the HFS+-support.

    So... Do you know any router that satisfies the following?
    • NAS with HFS+-support, preferably over the apf-protocol
    • DynDNS-support or similar
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    It's not clear what you want to do? Make a disk drive available over the Internet? You will need a very fast Internet connection for that. Most people would use FTP to move files over the Internet. What's the "big picture" maybe there is a better why to do what you need.

    Why do all these features need to be built into the router? You can run the dynamic DNS update client on any computers that is on your local network, the disk is the same, it can be shared from any computer.

    If you want everything on one device then you may have to use a computer to run all the services and configure it as a routers with muliple network interfaces
  3. Woppe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2009
    Yes, I want to make a disk drive, HFS+-formatted, available over the Internet. My Internet connection (100/100 Mbit/s) is fast enough, it's not like I'm gonna boot my computer from it...

    Because I want to be able to run the service even when my laptop is not at home. That's the whole idea with connecting the drive to the Internet.

    No, I don't. If I buy an Asus WL-500G for example, everything I need can be done, but with obsolete software.

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