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mini - wireless connection between HD and a mac


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i have an external hard drive (western digital) with a usb socket on thew back and now have a mini mac with wireless built in.

now heres the question, if i get a wireless dongle thingy for the back of the device would my mac pick it up, and would i be able to transfer data?

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if i get a wireless dongle thingy for the back of the device would my mac pick it up
No, I don't believe such a dongle thingy exists.
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no "dongle thingy" exist that will allow you to attach it to a hard drive to put it on a network wirelessly

you could however share the drive on the network by plugging into one of your computers and seting it to share that drive.

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If you really wanted to do something like that you could do it with a NAS hard drive. and a wireless router.
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thanks all. looks as tough a usb hub is in order, thanks for the input though
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That wouldn't be a good idea in my opinion. Letting your internet cut off is fine, but being in the middle of a file transfer and being cut, gross.
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thanks all. looks as tough a usb hub is in order, thanks for the input though
Yeah, the best options are either to attach it to another computer and use it as a file share through your network or buy a router with a USB port for attaching networked storage. Some companies make basic devices that interface with a network and storage devices, such as Keyspan's USB server, available here:

http://www.keyspan.com/products/usb/server/

Convenient, but runs a bit pricey at $125 a pop. Also, wireless USB (WUSB) is around the corner, so be looking for that soon too.
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Yeah, the best options are either to attach it to another computer and use it as a file share through your network or buy a router with a USB port for attaching networked storage. Some companies make basic devices that interface with a network and storage devices, such as Keyspan's USB server, available here:

http://www.keyspan.com/products/usb/server/

Convenient, but runs a bit pricey at $125 a pop. Also, wireless USB (WUSB) is around the corner, so be looking for that soon too.
a poss option, my current router doesnt have a usb, but may be worth a change longer term, thanks for the advice
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