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In Reply to: RE: Further thoughts on RPi player posted by Cut-Throat on March 10, 2017 at 15:30:42
Over the years I purchased a couple of NAS drives but eventually I just ended up flashing my router with dd-wrt instead. It not only turned my router into a powerhouse but gave it NAS functionality. I just plug my hard drive into the router USB slot, pick a few commands and instant NAS.
Is there any other advantages over a NAS or is it just about saving some $$$$.... I like the software that comes with the Synology NAS.... Backup, etc.....
Can you access your Router remotely? (I am in the Bahamas for the winter and access my NAS on a Daily Basis.
the claim about saving money.
The 2 TB drive in my server cost all of $70 and parts of it (by design) are accessible remotely though I rarely have need to do so. When traveling, I'm usually focused on other things. Meanwhile, my iOS devices provide plenty of music and video.
Help me understand where the savings exist.
Yep, I can access my router from anywhere.
And other than saving $$$ dd-wrt has a plethora of other tweaks, functions etc.
Can't say I've found something most other router software won't do....BUT, I can say that ever since I started using it I've had zero problems with connections, speed, or access. All problems that I intermittently had before.
Also I like the UI and having the ability to tweak anything from the processor speed [overclocking], to antenna's being used, to using it as a VPN or just about anything else. Not that I use any of it...mostly just liking its stability and NAS capabilities.
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