Xmas shopping - NAS media server solution?

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by nmorson, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. nmorson

    nmorson Guest

    Contenplating a DSM 313 external storage solution with 1/2 Tb drive,
    and a cheap media server. Want to be able to play all of my mp3's and
    DVD's (or DivX as they may have to be) through tele/amp. But I'm new
    to this NAS thing and could do with some guidance.

    Is the DSM any good? I want to set it up as a server too which I
    understand is possible. Alternative could be an NSLU2 Link Storage
    Device, but I'll still have to buy an external drive and caddy. If I
    set this up as a NAS, using the DSM 313 would I be able to remotely
    access my files store on the drive over the Internet?

    Not really sure how this would work as my broadband is on DHCP - so
    how would I know what IP to dial into?

    nmorson, Dec 16, 2007
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  2. nmorson

    nmorson Guest

    Obviously not a very popular external NAS device then judging by the
    lack of interest!
    nmorson, Dec 17, 2007
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  3. nmorson

    Jon Guest

    I use buffalo linkstation and 2 of their media players. Just bought a
    750Gb maxtor monster to compliment it up to 1Tb. Works fine.

    As for your "broadband being on dhcp", if you mean you have dynamic IP
    instead of static, then DynamicDNS is your solution (get a router that
    supports it).
    Jon, Dec 29, 2007
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