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How to use a USB external drive as a network drive with MR60 mesh network

Trench55-1967
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How to use a USB external drive as a network drive with MR60 mesh network

I recently installed an MR60 mesh network in my home. Is there any way to connect my USB external hard drive to the network without connecting it to a computer?  My old Nighthawk router had a USB port, but the MR60 does not.  Would a USB to CAT5 adapter connected to a network switch work?

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Re: How to use a USB external drive as a network drive with MR60 mesh network

They make "adapters" to convert a usb hard drive into a NAS with ethernet connection. 

They're tougher to find because most people end up converting to a full fledged nas. 

 

or you could upgrade to a full NAS

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Re: How to use a USB external drive as a network drive with MR60 mesh network

Another option is to use a cheap raspberry pi to build your own cheap nas. 

https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-turn-a-raspberry-pi-into-a-nas-for-whole-home-file-sharing

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