I just went and bought a 1.5TB USB hard disk for backups, but now I realise it would have been smarter to buy a NAS device, so that all the computers on my home network could access it. Come to think of it, I’d also rather like to share my printer across the network even when my main PC isn’t there.
Can anyone recommend a USB to NAS/Printer adapter widget? Criteria:
- Must be connectable-to by multiple computers at once (you’d think this was a given, but apparently not)
- Must be configurable and fully usable using only Linux
- Must support both NAS and printer-sharing
- Must either have 2 USB ports, or support use of a hub. 3 or 4 ports would be a bonus.
There seems to be a lot of dodgy or Windows-only stuff out there, so recommendations would be much appreciated. I’m in the US soon, so if something is only available there, that’s not a deal-breaker.