Use Verizon FIOS Router to make my WD USB HD Wireless?

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  1. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if the right forum, but it seemed like the best place for it. I have the newer, rounded model Verizon FIOS router. There is a USB port on the back and I was wondering if I could use that to somehow connect my WD HD to it so that I can use it wirelessly for Time Machine back-up. I would buy a Time Capsule or Airport Extreme, but the Verizon router is the central hub for my Internet, cable, and phone. And of course I'd save about $200 if I can do this too. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks!
     
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    Man, that sucks. Stupid Verizon.
    Is there any way to cheaply make that drive useable over the network? In hind sight I should have just bought an ethernet accessable drive, but I couldn't pass up this deal. Are there any adapters that would allow me to plug in the USB connector and convert it to an ethernet connector?
     
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