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 Post subject: External HD to router through media streamer
PostPosted: October 1st, 2013, 6:58 pm 
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My goal seems simple enough but I don't know the steps involved or the necessary setup tweaks. I bought a dlink wireless router with cloud capabilities that you can hook up an external HD to. I want to use a hooked up HD as a sort of server for media file storage and access it as a directory through my boxee media streamer and maybe on a computer upstairs if the downstairs tv is in use.

What settings do I need to have in place for this sharing either on the router itself or on my streamer? Right now, I have another HD hooked to the streamer but would rather go through the router/server option for convenience.

It's a boxee if that's any difference.


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 Post subject: Re: External HD to router through media streamer
PostPosted: October 2nd, 2013, 1:01 pm 
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I do this with my netgear 6200 router. It even supports me using a usb hub. Anyway for my netgear it is simply under the routers usb settings, also make sure that the usb port supports connecting a drive and isn't just for a printer, or in usb settings it is set for a drive and not a printer. Then in boxee if it is similar to wd tv simply add a network drive or share. Also in my computer from your pc you should see the drive by clicking on 'map a network drive' at the top bar in my computer and following the prompts. If you can find it hear you should also be able to do so within boxee. Also having the drive showing up in windows will allow you to add your files directly from your pc, or down load your torrents directly to the networked drive.

As a side note, anyone interested in boxee might be interested to know it is presently available as a refurb for $89 at staples on line.

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 Post subject: Re: External HD to router through media streamer
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Thanks, I'll give that a try soon. It will just be much easier to DL directly to the drive. We've got a tonne of use from our Boxee


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 Post subject: Re: External HD to router through media streamer
PostPosted: October 9th, 2013, 6:41 pm 
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I think I got it. Stumbled through the menus on Boxee untill I got it to work (or at least play from it). I move onto DL'ing directly to it.

I wonder if it will take an additional HD through a hub? This is the router.

http://www.dlink.com/ca/en/home-solutio ... outer-n600


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