How do I hook up a USB external hard drive to my wireless network?
November 16, 2008 7:51 PM Subscribe
What's the best and cheapest way to connect a USB external hard drive to my wireless network for use as an iTunes jukebox?
posted by zooropa to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Last week, I went out and bought a Black Armor 320 GB external hard drive
. I just spent most of this last weekend emptying out the iTunes libraries from my work laptop and home laptop in order to create One Big Library to Rule Them All. *grin*
Here's my question -- what's the best and cheapest way to make this new huge library accessible to my laptops?
I don't want to schlep the hard drive with me every where I go. It's USB 2.0-based, so I was thinking of connecting it to the wireless network I run at home (simple basic Linksys WRT54G). The problem is that the router is all Ethernet, but I figured I could just go out and buy an Ethernet --> USB adapter and plug it into one of the unused Ethernet ports on the router.
Is this convoluted? Is there an easy (and cheap) way to do this?
Basically, my wife and I are going to share the one big Library and then connect each of our iPods to it. I'd like to make this as easy and painless as possible.