I have a Telus DSL connection provided through T3200M modem to which I have connected a TP-Link Archer C8 router. Most of my devices are connected to T3200M via ethernet or wifi while I have a USB drive plugged into the C8 and a device connected to C8 through wifi.
I would like to access the USB storage from all the devices regardless of whether they are connected to the modem or the router. I have tried searching for this on this forum and google but couldn't find anything relevant. May be I am not using the right keywords.
I thought it is possible to have devices connected to modem and router to be in the same address range meaning in the same network. Then, logically I should be able to access any computer within the network. The storage device itself would appear as an SMB share with an IP address still within the same network. Am I being silly to think this way ?
So, is it really possible or did I miss something here ? If it is possible, could someone point me at a guide that could help set it up ?