Network Questions- Multiple systems and drives

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

  1. TankJKU macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2014
    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.

  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    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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