Wireless Remote Backup Solution

Posted on 2010-01-10
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Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I am looking for a solution to back up the data across my wireless network from my two notebooks.
My current setup consists of the following:
- 2 Windows based notebooks
- 1 Apple Airport Extreme (flying saucer)
- 1 Wireless HP Printer

I would like to have a network storage device located in a secure part of the house to be protected from theft, fire, flood and such. I need this storage to be set up wirelessly but I want to limit the amount of hardware I need to purchase.

NOTEBOOK -->wireless--> APPLE AIRPORT AP -->wireless--> NAS

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks
Question by:salkeiz
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Sorry, didn't notice you were using Windows laptops. TC is great for Macs because it utilizes the built in TimeMachine capabilities of the Mac OS. Probably too pricey if you are using strictly Windows.

Also, you may want to consider upgrading your network with an N router and N cards for you computers as G is a bit slow for backup.
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One possibility would be to buy a new Airport Extreme, which is N and has a USB2 connection for printers and hard drives and hang a DROBO off it:  http://www.drobo.com/products/drobo.php

I have never used a Drobo, but have heard good things.
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On second thought, I see TC prices have come down since I last priced them and it might in fact be cheaper to get a TC than to replace your router, but a Drobo and buy drives:


Since the TC has a USB port, you can always expand the storage beyond the 1 or 2 TB built in to the box with another external USB drive.

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Thank you

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