Hey guys I need help I'm starting to pull my hair out. I cannot setup any of the options of the usb tab and remote access. Just a little background I just switched to Ubuntu. My knowledge on this kind of stuff is small but I want to learn how to do it. Ultimately want I want to setup is to be able to save any data from anywhere on my Seagate 2TB hard drive. Also to be able to access my media from anywhere and stream movies and music to my home network and my WAN. Also to remote access everything and to see if i can have more than one hard drive attached to my usb port. I hope all that is possible. I tried looking at other places and ask for help but no one has responded. I wish I can have someone come over and explain everything and show me how to do it. well I hope i cna get some help from you guys.
I'm starting a noobfriendly guide on optware and another on nas saring, it'll be finished in short, maybe tomorrow or monday, itll be posted here :
On tutorial club.
Yes, pretty much everything you ask, the preliminary tuto will be posted tomorrow, and from there on ill be adding stuff, and rewriting it, until its complete.
One question, when you say WAN, do you refer to WLAN?
If you really refer to WAN, that will take me some more time, as i'll have to experiment.
I havent tried to set up my nas to ve availible from outside my home network, but its possible, maybe :p
So except the remote acces, which I havent experimented with, but will, you'll be served by tomorrow.
Acces Nas remotly could be addresed with VPN, im using tomato ext, without vpn, so that will take longer, allthough i can refer you to some tuto to do this.
I want to be able to access file from somewhere else . For example stream a movie from my hard drive connected to my router from another computer from another state. Also thanks for helping I've posted on other sites and nobody has posted anything back.
Streaming content from outside your network is limited by your upload speed… you wont be able to stream much…. if you just want to acces (copy paste) that could be easily addresed with ftp (… maybe).
How about making it so I can access the usb from my Ubuntu laptop so I can save files like my kTorrent downloads to my hard drive so I don't always be moving my external around and just leave it plugged in to router. Also will the guide be able to help me set up the media server and file sharing options. Sorry if I'm asking so mant questions but I love learning this stuff and when I'm done I want to be able to help out noobs like myself who are having a hard time. Thanks for your time as I know that you don't have to help me. if you ever need anything you can call on me.
Of course, the drive you share will be accesible on all systems and Oses, so dont worry, your drive attached to the router will be seen by ubuntu and windows seamlesly.
I will also add the media server eventually.
I was a noob not long ago (I consider myself a noob now) so its good to hear of people that want to learn and help at the same time ^^
I bought a book on Ubuntu so I can learn and help me when I run into a wall. I love this router I was going to buy a HP media server to save and access my media but now since I bought this router and updated it to Tomato I won,t need to. I just need to buy some more hard drives and a powered usb splitter. Can I set the router to configure raid?
Wow, wait, first, what is your router model?
And no man, a router its not a pc, you can upgrade its possibilities but raid…..
I'll explain, routers with usb port, normally have a max transfer rate to a usb harddrive of 2,5 MB/s, so when you set up your Nas allthought your network will be fast, and may transfer at much faster speeds from pc to pc, when you are transfering or copying from your nas, you wont see speeds faster than 2,5 MB/s, allthough, thats enough for me.
Maybe if you transfer files instead with samba, through ftp youll see a small increase, but not that significant.
The usb from routers dosnt have a dedicated chipset, so the bus goes through the cpu, and routers, dont have too much horsepower.
I dont know if I explained myself correctly, but dont overload the usb port of the router too much.
I wouldnt stick more thn two drives to it, and allways self powered drives, so they dont take too many amps from the usb port.