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How to Wireless Network Share for the 21st Centuary Home?!

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April 17, 2013 7:22:41 AM

Dear All,

I'm new here... Have some very basic questions that I know will not be answered in the forums (I've been looking!).

I currently have the following hard connected to the internet:

Sagem (Sky) Broadband Modem Router (in the lounge)

Sky Box

Pioneer VSX2020K Amplifier Receiver

Pioneer BDP430 Blu Ray Player

XBox 360

Old Computer that I use just as a server with multiple external drives for storage.

I have multiple iphones, ipads, laptops, ipods connected wirelessly to the network.

Problems:

The Broad Band Wifi only covers the lounge and will not penetrate through the wall in to the rest of the house or upstairs. I have tried other wifi boxes to no avail.

The Computer is old and I want to replace this and all the drives (largest one is just 360Gb!) with new equipment that auto backs up for me.

Aims:

I would like to be able to access photos, music etc from a shared storage using any of my devices.

I would like to be able to display photos & music etc. through multiple TVs

I am interested in Spotify & Netflix and may get these in the near future if I had a good set up to take advantage of them.

Wifi solutions:

I have done my research on networking and understand the best way to do it is to hardwire a solution. The main house (the lounge is a rear extension) will be renovated and extended over the next couple of years and so I will move the main telephone line so that I can have a router in that part of the house. For now I intend to purchase something like this powerline networking solution:

http://www.solwise.co.uk/net-powerline-500av-piggy.htm

I will then purchase a wireless router as an access point.

Wireless for the house is something I think I have a solution to but would be interested in our thoughts!

Where you can help:

My problem is that I don't fully understand the intricacies of remote accessing data!

The options from the WD site seem to be the following:

My book live 2TB £125

A WD My Net N900 Central HD Dual-Band Wireless Storage Router - 2 TB £150

Or the due 4TB for Raid back up plus a wireless router (this seems an expensive option?) Total around £400

I then need something for the TV - such as the WD Live TV Hub (1 TB storage) £150.

Do I really need to buy such expensive kit to achieve my aims? It seems that each one of these options means I am doubling up on access features?

Can I not buy a simply buy a couple of 2TB external hard drives, one for data, one for back up and then a device that enables access to the data such as the WD live TV hub or a wireless router?

Advice will be gratefully received!

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April 17, 2013 8:34:23 AM

Powerline + home server for dnla media streaming and data storage or even a NAS.
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April 17, 2013 8:50:16 AM

Can you expand on that please?
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April 17, 2013 9:28:13 AM

das_stig said:
Powerline + home server for dnla media streaming and data storage or even a NAS.


most of my devices are apple which is DAAP not dnla and yet my reciever and laptop dont support DAAP...

So anyway to get both working by just using a NAS drive?

I also feel like I'm being a little thick perhaps?!

The WD Mybook live is a NAS drive, supports dnla and comes with Apps for ipads etc so that you can access data...

But does it allow me to stream to my TV, use spotify etc?
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