I have 2 laptops at my home and one external disk. I have a requirement (more out of curiosity on how to achieve it than a real need):
I have set-up basic adhoc home network where one laptop accesses internet by usb data card and other shares the internet. Now I want to move one step further and attach an external storage disk to the network such that both the laptops can simultaneously access the disk?
How can I achieve this?
Is there a way to share one full drive from a computer with the network by say right clicking on the drive and share it in read-write mode like we share any other folder in LAN..
or is there a way to use a wireless router in the network and connect this external usb storage disk to a router port (if any)..
are there any network switches used for this purpose?
Please give some clue!