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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWireless N Router Which Supports "simultaneous" use of a Printer and Ext Hard ForumHow to connect NAS directly to my PCs Ethernet port without Router ForumI have a problem with my wd ext hard drive ForumHow can i connect a firewire hard drive to a home network ForumDead WD 2.5" SATA ext HD ForumHow to connect ethernet cable from modem/ router to belkin n600 ForumEthernet external Hard drive ForumMy Western Ext Hard Drive Wont Work ForumVista mistakes ext HD for something that I've removed ForumSlow post with SATA Ext HDD ForumConnect 3 wired devices to router with 1 port ForumI cant connect my external hard drive to my netgear wirless router in ForumList all IPs on LAN? Access WD WorldBook NAS drive ? All under XP ForumHow to connect USB drive to DLINK N extreem router ForumEthernet Switch & Router Connection Issue ForumHow to setup a 1GB Gigabyte Network ForumHow to create projecter ForumHow do I remove access to my mail add.+ password on a computer others use. I ForumHow do I remove access to my mail add.+ password on a computer others use. I ForumRouter/modem help needed More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !