How do I get non-Time-Capsule networked back-up working?
March 9, 2014 2:40 PM Subscribe
I need to back up three Macs and an external iTunes library and want to do it via a drive attached to my router. My brain doesn't understand networking. I think I have all the required parts of the puzzle, but I'm clearly not understanding something important.
posted by TheDonF to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Here's the set-up:
1 x iMac with my iTunes library on an external drive attached to it via a cable.
2 x MacBooks
1 x ISP-supplied modem connected to the internet
1 x ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router connected to the modem and is successfully connected to the internet
1 x WD My Book Studio 2TB Mac External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 drive that's connected to the router but is seemingly invisible.
I had a look at this how to use a network drive with Time Machine
, but can't see the My Book drive. I tried looking for other tutorials but not nothing of any use. I'm really hoping that I don't have to have that or the router connected to the iMac as we're incredibly short of space. How do I make this work?