Sharing an external HD

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in macOS edited January 2014
Hello I was just wondering, how I'm gonna share my external HD (usb) with other computers (Macs and PCs) in my local network.

Any ideas??



Thanks.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,223moderator
    You can use an Apple airport base or other router with a USB port.



    http://www.apple.com/airportextreme/sharing.html
  • Reply 2 of 4
    kareliakarelia Posts: 525member
    Other than that, or plugging it in to one machine and using file sharing, there's no way. Plugging, for instance, a USB/FireWire hard drive into two machines at once is a big no-no.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    I already have a linksys wireless router, but the only thing that comes to my mind is to plug it in tp my PC and make it share, so that i can have access from my mac.

    Thanks....
  • Reply 4 of 4
    jonnyboyjonnyboy Posts: 525member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Karelia View Post


    Other than that, or plugging it in to one machine and using file sharing, there's no way. Plugging, for instance, a USB/FireWire hard drive into two machines at once is a big no-no.



    i was planning to do this when i get an imac. plug everything into the imac and set up a wireless network so my powerbook can tap into this mini network when needed



    sounds viable to me
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