Wireless external drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bphenry, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. bphenry macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2007
    I have an external hard drive. I travel a lot and its cumbersome to bring this on the road with me. I was wondering if it is possible to access this through the internet somehow. I only have a Linksys router without a USB input.

    I want to know if there is something other than buying another external hard drive or an Airport Extreme that I can do to access these files from the internet?
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    A couple of alternatives, but both involve some expense:

    1. Buy yourself a USB > Ethernet bridge such as the d-link NSLU2 which will allow you to use your USB drive as NAS

    2. Buy yourself a cheap NAS drive enclosure and fit the drive from your existing USB enclosure to it.

    Dependent on the hardware you choose, you may have to format the drive as FAT32 for the NAS to work.
  3. bphenry thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2007
    will a usb ethernet bridge allow me to access this hard drive from another location, not just on my network?

    I cant find the d-link NSLU2. is there another usb ethernet bridge you can recommend?

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