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    Dlink with USB
    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?
    Thanks,
    Jim

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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.

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/swi...ternative.html

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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.
    Again, my thanks,
    Jim

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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?
    And Thanks.
    Jim

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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.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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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.
    Anyway, thanks to all.
    Jim

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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?
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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