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Is there a USB storage device with several USB ports instead of network cable connections?

We have groups of 2 or 3 persons with laptops going to clients locations who need to connect and share files. Network connnections with mini-hubs seem to work and then not work as laptops change, our servers and server policy changes.  Everyone is frustrated.  There has to be a better way.  Is there a USB storage device with several USB ports?   NAS requires a mini-hub or router and thus still the networking connectivity issues.

We'd be very happy to know of any such device!
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Rich WeisslerProfessional Troublemaker^h^h^h^h^hshooterCommented:
Have you considered a wireless NAS box?
(and my local network is going down, or I'd include links to a few examples.)
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CallandorCommented:
USB topology requires a single host, so it can't be set up easily like a network share.  Some enterprising people created devices to allow this: http://www.usbgear.com/USB-Sharing.html
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Rich WeisslerProfessional Troublemaker^h^h^h^h^hshooterCommented:
Example system:
LaCie Wireless NAS Server

Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 has multiple USB ports... but it isn't geared towards simultaneous access by users...
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egaschoAuthor Commented:
I ordered a wireless NAS and wll test this solution out asap.  Thanks for the suggestion!  We're excited about this idea.   I'll post my conclusion within a few days.
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Gerald ConnollyCommented:
or just connect a non-wireless NAS to a wireless router that gives you a much better wider range of NAS boxes
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egaschoAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the ideas everyone...
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