Wired Harddrive into a Router?

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  1. Oliver Barker

    Oliver Barker New Member

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    Well basically I have a MacBook laptop as well as a iOmega 500GB Hard drive, now since I have a laptop I want to take it around with me and I do, but I'm not able to watch any of the videos or listen to my music as its stored on the external drive. I have a Netgear router with Ethernet sockets on the back though since its wireless there aren't any USB ports like the wired version. Is there any way I can put my External Hard drive into the router via a Ethernet socket by using an adapter?
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    Shoulda got a Western Digital My Book World Edition. They have an ethernet port on the back and are designed to be accessed via the net.
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    Thats not what I asked, I wanted to know is there some sort of adapter I can buy to make them compatable?
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    There is no such adapter or cable that will do what you want. Even if you find a USB-Ethernet cable, neither your hard drive or router or any combination of the two will let you acces it. That's what the NAS settup is for.

    I could easily make you an adapter for Ethernet-USB just to appease you and let you connect it. But it would then just sit there and do absolutely nothing.

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