usb drives to rj45

January 13, 2011 at 16:12:05
Specs: Windows Vista, athlon/8GB
I have a spare usb HDD and wish to connect to an existing network switch (rj45 connections) if it works on a gigabyte network all the better

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January 13, 2011 at 16:44:29
You cannot connect a USB device to an RJ45 network connection. You are going to need a Netwrok Iterface. Whether such devices exist for USB drives I do not know. I somehow doubt it.

Some routers to have a network interface built in that does allow you to connect a USB drive. That may be your only solution.


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January 13, 2011 at 23:55:48
Something like this device would do the job.

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January 14, 2011 at 03:35:42
It seems it's the only way to go so I've stuck the 2TB disk on the cisco WAG320N and stuck the 1TB on a spare USB port

Thanks anyway

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