How to connect ext wd hard drive to router ethernet port Tags: Western Digital Connection Networking Last response: November 28, 2011 8:39 PM in Networking Share Partha Bhadra November 28, 2011 6:34:30 PM How can I connect my old Ext. WD HD to my home network? Can I use a patch cable with Rj at one end and aUSB male at the other end? Will it work? More about : connect ext hard drive router ethernet port sturm November 28, 2011 8:39:50 PM No. it won't work that way. You need to use a computer to connect it or get a router that has a usb port made for sharing drives on it, like the netgear WNDR3700. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWD My Pass Port Ext Hard Drive Forum SolvedHow can i connect an older pc without an ethernet port to a wireless router? I want to just plug it in. Forum SolvedHow to connect NAS directly to my PCs Ethernet port without Router Forum Connecting Ext Hard Drive to Router Forum WD My Book Essential Ext Hard Drive malfunctioned, unable to access the data on it. Forum SolvedHow to connect 2 devices to the same ethernet port? Forum Solvedhow do I convert movies on dish archive ext hard drive to watch on pc without the dvr? Forum SolvedHow to connect a wireless router to an ethernet switch Forum Connect to ethernet port of modem-router in bridged mode Forum SolvedHow would I set up my home network with a modem, router (that lacks Gigabit ethernet), and an 8-port switch? Forum How to connect USB Hard Drive port on PVR (DVR) to Network drive (NAS) Forum I have a sata wd green ext hard drive HELP Forum I have a problem with my wd ext hard drive Forum How to connect WD RAID hard drive to 64 bit PC Forum SolvedWD MyBook 1T external drive- how do i remove the case so i can get at the usb port? Forum Solvedhow to connect 2 pc's 1 single port router to access internet Forum Solvedi dropped my wd element hard drive and now it wont connect to my computer Forum SolvedWD Elemants External Hard Drive 2 TB USB port bent/broken Forum SolvedHow to connect to internet from ethernet port on 2nd pc. Forum How do I watch flims from my ext hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !