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I bought a DLINK DIR655 with a usb port. I was hoping I could have wireless access to an external hard drive. I talked to support, (DLINK), and they tell me there is no utility for mac. Really!? None!? Surely, some enterprising person has a solution?
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I found a lot of useful information in this thread. It might help you with what you're trying to do.

Time Capsule Alternative
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There are reports from a few that this will work - I have not tried it.

I connect my printer via ethernet to the 655.

silex technology - Support - Productgroups - Common Downloads - Device Server and Virtual Link


a few posts on a D-Link forum

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Thanks for the input. I actually downloaded the software from there but have no idea as to how it's supposed to work. I'll try for only so long before I give up and spend at least twice the money for airport extreme.
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I would suggest spending the money on an ethernet capable external drive before spending money on a router that allows for USB connections of external drives.

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Examples?
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I haven't used any of these. I do have that 655 router and I use a Time Capsule for Time Machine backups, a directly attached external via FW for bootable clones and have been using a Windows Home Server for network storage. But, here's a couple examples.

Newegg.com - Western Digital WDBACG0010HCH-NESN 1TB My Book Live Home Network Drive
Newegg.com - Seagate STAM2000100 2TB GoFlex Home Network Storage System
Newegg.com - Seagate STAM3000100 3TB GoFlex Home Network Storage System
Newegg.com - D-Link DNS-323 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure Several members are using this box.

If you're planning on using Time Machine to a drive not directly attached to your computer, the Time Capsule makes it painless. It takes a little work around to get any other network attached storage to work with it - should be easy google away.

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Those are some cool options. I swear my local electronics box store is staffed with less than stellar folks. I went in and described my wants, in what I thought, were clear terms. So now I have an external hard drive and a router which I will now return. I live in small town and must drive to big town. Well... maybe I should have talked to you folks first.
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For the record, the Apple solution -- though it can be pricey -- "just works" and is quite delightful.
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Have not connected anything to the USB port on my 655. Does it just assign it an IP address as if it were attached via ethernet?

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