Please help wireless streaming

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Charliem78, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Charliem78 macrumors newbie

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    Ok I have a 2012 Mac mini and a 4 bay drobo with 4 three terabyte hhd's that is connected by FireWire. Now what I would like to know is if there is a device or hub of some sort that I can connect the drobo to make it wireless so that multiple computers can access it?
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    You could enable sharing on the Mac Mini.

    Else an AirPort Extreme if the drobo supports USB
    or drop the drobo drives into a Synology NAS (and sell the drobo)
     
  3. mooblie macrumors 6502

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    If you have a Drobo with Ethernet, and I hope you do, I would connect your Drobo BY WIRE (Ethernet) to your router, then ANY computer on your local network, wired or wireless, will be able to see it at possibly Gigabit speeds. (If you have a Gigabit ports on your router and computers.)
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    Edit: just realised you probably don't have Ethernet Drobo. Never mind.
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    That's assuming the drobo has Ethernet.
     
  5. mooblie macrumors 6502

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    Ageed! Duh! My bad.
     
  6. Charliem78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope it does not have Ethernet. I was hoping to find a device that would enable me to access my video files by basically turning it into cloud storage. That way my iPad and the MacBook Pro I'm picking up this morning can view my movies as well wherever I am and maybe copy them if needed.
     
  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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    The Synology can do those things.

    On the cheap and awful side of things a PogoPlug might work.
     
  8. Charliem78 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What is that? An app a piece of hardware? Where would I find it?
     
  9. blueroom macrumors 603

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    It's awful, really. Might even have a subscription fee now.
    http://pogoplug.com/devices

    A single bay Synology DS112j is $160. Much better option, no monthly fees either.
     

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