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Stand-alone networking Hi there. IPlease excuse my ignorance on this matter - have a wireless home network and I want to include my freeagent 500 drive on it, but as a stand-alone drive, not through my pc. How do I do this? I can't seem to get any coherent advice and I'm hoping you can help me. Many thanks Mathew

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What you want is called a NAS, Networked Attached Storage, which is generally a relatively small device with its own hard drives, a network connection, and a dedicated computer to perform file serving tasks and network communications. Unfortunately, your FreeAgent is only a hard drive, with no file server or network connection, so it must be attached directly to a computer through its USB connection if it is a FreeAgent 500GB, or through its USB, firewire, or eSata connection if it is a FreeAgent Pro 500GB.

There are some NAS's which have USB ports, and if you were to purchase one (not cheap), you could connect your FreeAgent to it as additional storage.

Although probably an unsatisfactory answer, I hope this helps you plan your next step.

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