wifi access to a LaCie USB hard drive

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  1. macpascal

    macpascal New Member

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    Hello,

    Is there some usb key that i can plug in my LaCie USB external hard drive, witch key would make it possible for me to reach from my Laptop? Or is it possible to reach that usb HD by wifi and not by USB?

    thank you!

    Pascal
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Hi,
    please give more info on the laptop, HDD and what exactly your problem is.
    Thankyou
     
  3. macpascal

    macpascal New Member

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    Here:

    Hp Pavillion dv6000 - AMD Turion 64x2 TL-58 1,90GHhz
    Vista Family Premium
    LaCie 301285U 500 GB external Hard disk
    Linksys WRT54G wireless router


    I have a 400 gigs LaCie USB external hard drive that i use for storage (powered by a wall outlet, not by usb).

    I'd like to know if i can make this external hard disk wirelessly accessible from my laptop.

    thanks
     
  4. Celestra

    Celestra Former Moderator

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    Perhaps this article will be useful? Mobile Office Technology, - StepBySteps (See in index: Creating a Wi-Fi Connection. Tutorial to connect in a hot spot or other wireless network...This talks about SSID's and Keys-Read all 6 pages.
     
  5. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    I don't think you can do it. Wifi bandwith is not sufficient for HDD throughput thats why it has to be USB 1.1 or USB 2.

    Give it a few years and then maybe...
     
  6. macpascal

    macpascal New Member

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    Ok thank you for the info.
    i'll stick to my usb wire i guess!

    Pascal
     

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