Self contained NAS Wifi

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Shane1905, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Shane1905 macrumors regular

    May 21, 2012
    Has anyone ever come across a NAS device that can create its own wireless hotspot free from any router. I'd like to set up a NAS as a plex server in my van running from an inverter or the 12Vdc supply so that I can access my movie and tv content on my iPad/iPhone on the go without using my home plex server to save on data. I have no need for it to be connected online, just sit there hosting its own wifi network. Any help would be awesome, cheers.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I believe something like this Seagate device would do the trick for you.

    If you search for "wifi hard drive" there are other brands that have these devices also.
  3. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008
    If you're a bit geeky, you could make your own. Raspberry Pi Model B fed off a cigarette-lighter adaptor (no inverter needed), running some open-source media-center software and a $10 USB WiFi adaptor... attach your media disk via USB and you'd be gold. Total cost would be about $50 + the disk drive and it'd run all week without draining your van's battery.

    Lots of how-to's at pi media center

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