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  1. ml

    ml Guest

    does anyone now of a device that has wireless access at least G and
    provide both usb and ethernet?

    i want to connect a remotely located printer and usb hard drive to my
    wireless net few rooms away

    i can find wireless e devices and wireless usb but not one w/both
    perhaps i overlooked

    anyone know of any??


    thanks
     
  2. mike

    mike Guest

    Why would you want to do such a thing?
    Put the usb hard drive on a real usb port on any computer on your
    network.
    Disk data rate would be MUCH faster on the local machine
    and probably tiwce as fast to any other machine.
    Wireless is normally half-duplex. You don't want two wireless
    connections between the drive and the user if you can help it.
    mike
     
  3. ml

    ml Guest

    because i want to access my (network) hard drives wirelessly

    i have a few usb hard drives and printers and other things if i could
    connect them wirelessly i don't have to move them to where my
    wired/wireless router is nor cable them

    i could just plug in the hd's and other gear wirelessly and be able
    to use them from my wireless laptoptop


    etc etc


    not quite sure if your statement regarding half duplex is true for
    all wireless standards or interm standards but even if so wireless n
    is pretty fast and i've tested my hd over 'b' and it works great i
    presume as their are so many wireless hd adapters out there they work
    ok or good enough prob not as overal generally reliable as firewire
    but

    thanks

    so question still remains if anyone knows of a wireless device with
    ethernet and usb and b/g/n please post i'd guess i'd have to support
    bridge mode
     
  4. mike

    mike Guest

    You don't have to move them to where your wireless router is.
    You have to move them to where ANY computer on your network is.
    If that happens to be the one that's wired to the router, it will run
    faster.
    If it's shared on the network, it doesn't matter where it is, it will be
    accessible from your wireless laptop. I have my printer and usb drives
    and wireless router hard wired to my primary desktop. I can access it
    all from anywhere.
    Any device that can connect arbitrary usb devices into the network is
    gonna have the equivalent of a computer in it anyway.

    There is an emerging wireless usb standard. But that's a whole
    different configuration issue.

    Having said that, I do respect your right to set up your system any way
    you see fit.
    Good luck,
    mike
     
  5. JosephKK

    JosephKK Guest

    ml posted to sci.electronics.equipment:
    because i want to access my (network) hard drives wirelessly

    i have a few usb hard drives and printers and other things if i
    could
    connect them wirelessly i don't have to move them to where my
    wired/wireless router is nor cable them

    i could just plug in the hd's and other gear wirelessly and be
    able
    to use them from my wireless laptoptop


    etc etc


    not quite sure if your statement regarding half duplex is true
    for
    all wireless standards or interm standards but even if so
    wireless n
    is pretty fast and i've tested my hd over 'b' and it works great
    i
    presume as their are so many wireless hd adapters out there they
    work
    ok or good enough prob not as overal generally reliable as
    firewire but

    thanks

    so question still remains if anyone knows of a wireless device with
    ethernet and usb and b/g/n please post i'd guess i'd have to
    support bridge mode[/QUOTE]

    Just plug your NAS drives and print servers into your wired-wireless
    router. All inexpensive off-the-shelf.
     
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