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N.V.M. August 1, 2010 07:41 PM

iPad networking issue
i have a new Linksys wireless router(wrt160nl) and it has a data storage feature which i've hooked up my external USB HDD to(500GB MyBook).

the external hard drive connects directly to the router, so whatever i store on the drive i can access even with my desktop PC turned off using my laptop,(wirelessly). or if my g/f's machine is on, i can just view files i need without having to turn my PC on. i guess you could say the drive is virtually acting as a server, in a way.

anyways, question is, can i get my iPad to see the external drive. the way the drive is networked is by mapping to it, but damn if i can figure out how to get the iPad to do this.

lowfat August 1, 2010 08:15 PM

Can your iPad see shared drives on your PC? If so how does it do it?

N.V.M. August 1, 2010 08:19 PM

nope. i'm thinking i need apps/software?

enaberif August 1, 2010 08:21 PM

Unless you plan to jailbreak that I really doubt you'll be able to.

The only way a "mac" can see Windows shares is using Samba and I have a feeling a ipad does not have that capability to it.

N.V.M. August 1, 2010 08:25 PM

yah, i kinda knew that but i just want to see jpegs on my external HDD. there's an app where i can do a remote desktop to my PC from my iPad, called WinAdmin, but it's not exactly what i'm looking for.

enaberif August 1, 2010 08:46 PM

Stratospherix - Products - FileBrowser - Overview

Spikemaul August 1, 2010 09:29 PM

check out the app called AirVideo. I think that will work. It's $2.99.

N.V.M. August 2, 2010 05:05 AM


Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 410585)

that looks interesting!

SKYMTL August 2, 2010 05:30 AM

If you're desperate, you could always set yourself up with an FTP.

Otherwise, you could try AirSharing. My girlfriend uses it and says it works quite well but I am not sure if it is compatible with Windows since our "family" NAS is attached to a Mac.

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