Izieh

Can I use a USB-to-ethernet adapter to network an external hard drive?

17 Aug 2011
17 Aug 2011 | |

I bought an iOmega 1TB USB hard drive and was wondering if it’s possible to directly attach it to my Linksys WRT54G series router (which has NO USB ports) with a (female) USB-to-(male)ethernet adapter, like this.

Basically, my question is, will the router recognize it and know what to do, or do I need special software and if so where would I find it? If the adapter I showed above won’t do the job, is there one that will?

Other random info: all computers in the house are Windows (XP – 7).

If you need to know anything else let me know.
Thanks,
Izzy