USB Backup

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by olympic, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. olympic macrumors newbie

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    Greetings all,
    I am now the owner and user (all of 23 hours) of a MacBook Air, having used Windows for many years. Final straw was two days ago when I was advised I had some 204 updates to be done - system had been updated only a couple of days before.

    Enough of the complaints - I have a question.

    This morning I did a backup of the MBA to an external USB HDD. Worked fine and I was able to look at the backup and all seems okay.

    My Modem/Router is set up at one end of the house (that's where the phone line is) and I have a ASUS RTN10U setup as an AP where I have my computer (Murphy's Law - at the other end of the house) is.

    The RTN10U has a usb port for external devices and I would like to have the USB HDD connected via this port.

    Appreciate any advice as to whether or not this can be done and if so, how? Note I am on a high learning curve on Mac's.

    Thanks in advance for any info.
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    When I checked at the ASUS web site, that USB port on your RTN10U router appears to be only for use as a print server, and nothing there suggests that USB port can be used for a storage device. Wireless routers, particularly at the low end, might have USB ports, but might not support a storage device on the USB port. Printer server setup is more common.
    Your router is an older model, and has been available more than 4 years. May be time to look for a replacement that better supports your storage needs (and also would support the higher speed wireless AC card that your new MBAir uses.)
     
  3. Windowsrefugee macrumors regular

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    You could also consider a TB hub or dock such as Calgigit or Belkin make
     
  4. olympic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi and thanks for that info. My apologies, I did miss that restriction.

    I will look at those - may look at a Wireless AC modem/Router with usb support. Meantime I have found an ASUS WL500 (pays to look in the "bits"box occasionally) that does have usb support and I may play with that and see how it goes.

    Thanks aagain for the advice.
     

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