Re: networking a drive using a router


David Ferrin <df7782@...>
 

Thank you my good man, it is appreciated.

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From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:45 AM
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Also, you may have been looking at a different page, but the model I own is
listed here on Amazon with over 400 reviews.
https://www.amazon.com/BUFFALO-AirStation-HighPower-Wireless-WZR-600DHP/dp/B0096239G0/ref=dp_ob_title_ce
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Amazon has your particular model although nobody has reviewed it. They also have a similar version for only $7 less than the $95 they are asking for the one you already own. It got some good reviews except for some people that could not understand the directions.

Never the less my question is as follows: How accessible is the interface for this brand of router? The Netgear works with a little learning curve and I have had Linksys in the past that sported a nice HTML interface. I have also heard that some routers are quite difficult to navigate but I have not experienced that so far.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:10 PM
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It is the Buffalo WZR-600DHP, but I wouldn't bother. It is a slightly older
model. I have been considering purchasing a newer model with a USB 3 port.
Although I haven't decided on a specific brand or model yet.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:04 PM
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What model of router do you own. There are a number from that manufacturer.

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From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:33 PM
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The issue may be specific to that brand and possibly the firmware as you
say. I have a drive networked over my BUFFALO AirStation's USB port and it
is quite stable.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:07 PM
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I have this netgear that is around 4 or 5 years old and I have the firmware up to date although it is at least 3 years old itself. Never the less to my point, it has a USB port with which it is possible to network an external drive or even a printer. That latter I have not tried, but the former several times. It works well for a few days then it becomes unstable so I finally trashed the idea. Does anybody out there have any further experience with these contraptions. I have followed the setup steps to the letter each and every time but no joy. I did check on Amazon and a lot of the reviews seemed to indicate this brand of router does seem to have issues in this area.

So far as it being a router for my home network it works perfectly fine, both wired and wireless. It is just that this networking a drive is a sticking point and it gives me no reason.














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