USB Sharing? (1 Viewer)

mudbug2

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I just ordered the USB network connector from Dish and it should be here soon.

I just realized that I already have an external HD connected to the USB port, is there any way to share?
 

Skyhi

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What model receiver? I think most of them have two USB inputs - - - one in the front and one in the back.
 

kwindrem

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You might try a USB powered Hub. I've they work on some models.
+1 on trying a hub. I have successfully hooked up two external drives on my 922 though a non-powered hub BUT had problems with the first one I tried so don't give up if it doesn't work until you've tried a couple different models of hub.

Depending on what you are connecting a powered hub may not be necessary. External drives with their own power draw very little if any from the USB connection. So one drive and the USB network connector should be fine without a powered hub. Your milage may vary!

Dish doesn't recommend/support USB powered hard drives connected to the receiver, so that's one situation where a powered hub might make things work.
 

bharath_das

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mudbug2 said:
I just ordered the USB network connector from Dish and it should be here soon.

I just realized that I already have an external HD connected to the USB port, is there any way to share?

I am having 622. I connected my network adapter at back side and external HD at front side. Both are working fine..
 

mudbug2

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+1 on trying a hub. I have successfully hooked up two external drives on my 922 though a non-powered hub BUT had problems with the first one I tried so don't give up if it doesn't work until you've tried a couple different models of hub.

Depending on what you are connecting a powered hub may not be necessary. External drives with their own power draw very little if any from the USB connection. So one drive and the USB network connector should be fine without a powered hub. Your milage may vary!

Dish doesn't recommend/support USB powered hard drives connected to the receiver, so that's one situation where a powered hub might make things work.

Thanks
 

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