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iPad networking issue

N.V.M.

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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.
 
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enaberif

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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.

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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.
 

SKYMTL

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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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