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    Cool Wireless external HDD

    Is it possable to make my external hard drive wireless by conecting a usb wireless stick to the external drive if i get the correct usb cable.

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    No, the drive must be physically connected to a router. Once done, you can then connect to it with a wireless PC.

    Another option is the Apple Time Capsule:

    http://www.apple.com/timecapsule/

    It's a WiFi router with a hard drive built in.
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    BPB is right. usb wireless adapters need client software/drivers to connect. merely adding the physical component would do you no good.

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    Regular USB devices must be connected to a Computer USB port since they are client devices and need the computer CPU in order to function.

    You can make an External HD Wireless Storage by plugging it to a Wireless printer Server.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...s+print+server
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    I'm not sure that drives will work on a print server. Your search was pretty generic and isn't refined to USB print servers.

    He can use a USB server, but USB 2.0 versions are rare and expensive. I've tested the Silex USB 2.0 Server and it's pretty slow. It's expensive too.

    http://www.thenerds.net/SILEX_TECHNO....SX2000U2.html

    It's still not wireless per se, so it has to be connected to a network via cable.
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    Sorry a mistake, Bill is right my link leads to Wireless Printer Servers, and what the OP is looking for is a Wireless NAS.

    Giving the function of NAS it is not a good idea to keep the storage itself Wireless.

    The drive can be plugged into a stand alone NAS, the NAS can e attached to a Wireless Router and be accessed by Wireless computers.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...4&N=2000240124
    Last edited by cat6; 06-02-2008 at 10:27 PM.
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