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Adding NAS to home network

Adding NAS to home network

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Contributor batchelorjt
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I have several computers on my home network that are nearing their memory limits.  I am considering the addition of Network Attached storage to alleviate this situation.  As I began researching the possibilities, I noticed several Terabyte drives that can have USB ports, but no ethernet.  These drives seem to be somewhat less expensive.

 

How do I go about determining if the USB port on my Verizon Router will support such a drive?

 

How do I determine if the drive itself is designed to be used in this way?

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Just an educated guess: Most likely your router will not support USB devices other than a Windows, Mac, Unix/Linux Computer..

What is the brand and model of your router?

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I was right. Your modem can not support that NAS.

You must either:

a) Get that NAS hooked up to your computer and share from there. The user's guide for that NAS should address this...

OR

b) Get a NAS that has an ethernet port.

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