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    External USB Drive to Network

    I have an external USB drive (for backup purposes) that I would like to connect to a port of a Linksys wireless router. I am looking for hardware/software advice in connecting the drive and protecting the information on my network from those outside the network.

    Your comments are appreciated,
    John

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    Re: External USB Drive to Network

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    Re: External USB Drive to Network

    Joe,

    You tease with recommendations for Windows Home Server. Santa may be able to bring it to you this year, if you live in North America, but for us 'downunder' we have to wait for a bit longer.

    Although, having said that, I have downloaded it and am trying to find the time to load it onto an old machine to see how it goes. I would prefer new hardware for such a purpose, so I will have to wait a bit longer.

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    Re: External USB Drive to Network

    I can't remember the site but I read something that was pretty positive about installing WHS on an old PC. Wish I could provide more details. Good luck with your adventures and let us know how it went. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: External USB Drive to Network

    Is this Getting Started what you were thinking about?

    I had been thinking that this would be a 'rainy day' job ... pretty safe in knowing that it wouldn't happen through six years of below average rainfall. But it has been raining lately and November was above average!!

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> Shame that the rain has been accompanied by thunderstorms and power outages

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    Re: External USB Drive to Network

    Not really although that is a good document. I kind of remember a couple of 3rd parties that installed WHS. The posts were just a recounting of their experiences. Sorry, I can't remember more. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

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