NAS device through 2 routers

Hi Guys,
I was thinking about purchasing a NAS device for my home network for all my media. i currently have 4 Desktop computers and 3 laptops in the house. I currently run one main wired router for the Desktops, and a 2nd wireless router off the wired router for extended range and for the laptops.

My Question is if i connect the NAS up to the main wired rouer, will users on the wireless router be able to use it as it goes though a router that is not configured/cant be configured?
And also the 2 of the laptops are MACs will that make any difference? or just a different setup?

I have an understanding of networks but it is very limited to what i have done at home for my self.

Cheers
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  1. if you can ping/browse the devices from each machine then you should generally not have a problem
  2. First off, hopefully you are not plugged into the "wan" port on the wireless router (lan port on one router to lan port on the other; wireless routers wan port should be unused), but just into a "lan" port and have DHCP turned off on the wireless router. It can work if you do use the wan port, but you have a "messier" network and potentially have some issues.
  3. NP88 said:
    Hi Guys,
    I was thinking about purchasing a NAS device for my home network for all my media. i currently have 4 Desktop computers and 3 laptops in the house. I currently run one main wired router for the Desktops, and a 2nd wireless router off the wired router for extended range and for the laptops.

    My Question is if i connect the NAS up to the main wired rouer, will users on the wireless router be able to use it as it goes though a router that is not configured/cant be configured?
    And also the 2 of the laptops are MACs will that make any difference? or just a different setup?

    I have an understanding of networks but it is very limited to what i have done at home for my self.

    Cheers



    Yes! your NAS will be accessible by both Wire and Wireless, as long as they are the same subnet ans netmask
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