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Accessing two external storage devices on one wireless router

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Last response: in Networking
February 5, 2012 12:56:45 PM

We have a D-Link DIR655 wireless router on our network. I have purchased two Seagate 1TB network storage units and would like to have one for me and one for my wife. It seems that the router will not support two, because they try to access the same port. How can I plug these two storage units to the router and have access for each of us to one device? I think it can be done with port forwarding, but I am not familiar enough with that to try to set it up.


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February 5, 2012 4:41:22 PM

What are the model numbers of the Seagate NAS units?

The only reason you should need to port forward is if you are accessing them outside your network.

February 5, 2012 9:42:35 PM

They are both Seagate Free Agent GoFlex Home network storage systems.

When I couldn't get my computer to access it in the D-Link router, I attached it to another router that we take with us in the motor home when we go traveling and it accessed it there automatically and started backing up.