Network Questions- Multiple systems and drives

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by TankJKU, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. TankJKU macrumors newbie

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    Dec 27, 2014
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    Goal- To be able to connect multiple machines to a network and access multiple drives, printer, av, etc. Also I would like to add a network firewall for security.

    Two MacBook Pro's- Internet, Two separate single drives (My working drive and Wife's working drive), Drobo 5N(This is purely an archive backup for my wife's photography business), network printer
    iPad- Internet, Network Printer
    Windows 7 Laptop- Internet and access work via VPN
    Surface Pro- Internet, two separate single drives, Drobo 5N, Network Printer
    Apple TV- Internet

    We try to keep only items we need day to day on the computers, every thign else stays on the working drive or the Drobo 5N. I would like to add an additional Drobo 5N for all of our personal documents, pictures, etc.

    We are currently using the ISP provided router/modem. We have a Time Capsule that is unopened and can be returned if needed.

    What would you all recommend.

    Thanks for the advice.

    TankJKU
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    Elkton, Maryland
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    The Time Capsule is a fantastic router and will do exactly what you want. Just be sure to set the ISP modem to bridge mode and secure the Time Capsule disk with accounts.
     

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