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    Home Forums Networking – routers, firewalls, network configuration connecting USB HD to router or to WD MyCloud?

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      • #642019 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        I have a WD Cloud connected to Router via Ethernet and 4 home computers on same Router via a bridge.  I want to add a USB WD MyBook to network.  Which would be advisable, easiest and give most versatility to use with all 4 computers?  Attach USB WD MyBook directly to USB port on Router?  or directly to USB port on MyCloud?  Thanks,……larry

      • #667510 Reply
        Da Boss

        I believe you’d be best to connect directly to the router if the router has a USB port.
        I’m assuming here that what you have is a NAS drive and not just an USB external hard drive

      • #671410 Reply
        AskWoody MVP


        I’d connect the my book to the my cloud usb port. It’s designed to allow you to do that and then you can manage both drives with the my book interface so you don’t have to learn another piece of software. The only reason I can see to connect to the writer’s sub port would be if different users needed to use different drives and speed was an issue. You’d get more throughput that way I believe.

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      • #754924 Reply

        I have 2 My Cloud NAS drives connected by Ethernet cable to the Wireless Router and any computer I Map to the Public Folder on them can access the files in them.

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