Password Protect External HD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Gabe Revells, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Gabe Revells macrumors newbie

    Gabe Revells

    Nov 15, 2009
    I have an external HD and i want to plug it into the USB on the back of my router so I can access it anywhere, but I don't want the other people on my network to be able to access it. Some of the people on the network are windows computers and i want to know how to put a password on my HD so that Mac and Windows computers can't access it. Any idea on how to do this?
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    Rather than try to password protect the drive, how about creating some encrypted DMG's or TrueCrypt containers on the drive.
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    +1 - Truecrypt is my favorite here. I have several document containers. If you want to go the password-router way though, what kind of router is it? You should be able to set it up as a protected 'share.'

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