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Old 03-11-2009, 01:15 PM   #1
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Default Wired to wireless?

I have a wireless network at home.

I have some wired PC's connected to it, and a wireless laptop. all good.

im planning to purchase this WD network storage book where its basically a large network storage device.

So basically, it's wired. What I am curious to know is, if its possible to connect it via wireless? in other words, does such a component exist where I can plug it in to the RJ45, but it has a wireless transmitter/reciever? Plan is, to place this in a different room.... than the wireless/wired room (my main living room!)


possible?
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:23 PM   #2
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I have a wireless network at home.

I have some wired PC's connected to it, and a wireless laptop. all good.

im planning to purchase this WD network storage book where its basically a large network storage device.

So basically, it's wired. What I am curious to know is, if its possible to connect it via wireless? in other words, does such a component exist where I can plug it in to the RJ45, but it has a wireless transmitter/reciever? Plan is, to place this in a different room.... than the wireless/wired room (my main living room!)


possible?
Yes such devices exist. They are called wireless bridges, and some wireless routers can function in this mode. Unfortunately, it will slow your storage book down by a huge amount.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:31 PM   #3
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thanks Chris much appreciated.


in addition - why does the wireless bridge slow down the transmission?
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:41 PM   #4
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Default Re: Wired to wireless?

I think what you are getting at is something like this: D-Link DSM-G600 Wireless Network Storage Enclosure
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:47 PM   #5
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well i do have the western digital one in mind... i guess the advantage of the dlink is that it has wireless built in, all very well but i trust WD more

but yes, the wireless bridge is what I am after.... which one would you recommend? I would like something ideally that is compact...
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The solution to that is installing a WD drive into the wireless enclosure as it doesn't include the drive. You can also connect other external USB enclosures to it.

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thanks!
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How about a network storage device (NAS)?

LINKSYS NAS200 Network Storage
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true but i dont need anything extreme - its for home
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Yea, I was just tossing that out there as an example.
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