the other day i bought a Maxtor 500gb external and thought it would be nice to be able to access it via ftp or some relevant way without having it conneced to my Laptop directly. i have only this 1 Laptop that i bring to and from home where the HD resides. is there a possibility to connect it to my wireless router directly and access it when i am away? or even to have it connected to the router and access it without always having to plug it in when i get home. i have to stay in my computer room when i am downloading a big file and cant disconnect my HD, obviously and walk around the house.
i am told i need a network card or something similar in order to make this work. but i have my doubts how much truth that holds. i am sure there is a simple solution to this.
by the way, i have no usb port on my router, nor do i have an ethernet port on my external HD.
thanks to all.