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Old December 9, 2009, 02:22 PM
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I'm just wondering is it possible to stream movies/music from a network drive to a computer?

I have my external connected to my router via USB, I have mapped that external as a network drive on my PC (running Windows 7) just wondering is it possible to stream things from it without having to copy the file to my comp before using?

If so, how?

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Old December 9, 2009, 02:33 PM
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.What model is this, I know the Linksys one can do it. I'm still surprise they call it a router
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Old December 9, 2009, 02:38 PM
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yes it is possible to stream music and lower quality movies, it works just fine across our wireless G network.
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Old December 9, 2009, 05:22 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy ASUS RT-N13U Wireless N Router 300MBPS with Multifunction Printer Server - RT-N13U In Canada.

Asus RT-N13U as per the above is the type of router I bought.

How do you stream the data? I have it set up already but it only allows me to download, is there some setting I need to enable or disable?
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Old December 9, 2009, 05:31 PM
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It's look that your router can't do what you want ... This Asus does not look to have the same stream ability of the Lynksys one.. Not sure you can do it. it said that he have an ease to stream, but no mention directly from a USB drive , they said the USb can be use for ftp or printer.



look at this one it have a build in media server


Linksys by Cisco Wireless-N Broadband Router with Storage Link WRT160NL

The Storage Link feature lets you connect a hard drive or flash-based USB storage device directly to your network to easily add gigabytes of storage. Access your music, video, or data files from anywhere within your network. Built-in DLNA 1.5 compatible media server streams to PCs or UPnP AV digital media adapters



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I think VLC can add the functionality
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Old December 9, 2009, 08:05 PM
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The router can be used as a media server, I have added the USB drive and can access it through the router just can't stream off of it (can copy files off of it though).

How does VLC add the function?
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Old December 9, 2009, 10:48 PM
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I think maybe I'm not using the right terminology...

Basically what I want to do is open files from my external hard drive, which is connected through my router, without having to copy them to my computer first. So I could just double click an mp3 and it would play on windows media player (instead of opening in a web browser)
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