Hello, I’m setting-up a new MyCloud EX2 on my home network:
I’m using a NetGear AC1900 Nighthawk Smart WiFi Router. Besides having 5 ethernet ports available, this router has a USB 2.0 on the rear panel, and a USB 3.0 on the front panel.
As it is all 5 ethernet ports on my router are occupied:
1. To the master PC (Dell AlienWare Aurora R4 PC)
2. To an Arris TG1672G cable modem (Time Warner Cable)
To a NetGear GS105NA 5-port GigaBit Ethernet Switch, for a home theater system (ethernet connections to DLNA capable AV components)
To a NetGear GS605 5-port GigaBit Ethernet switch (provide additional ethernet connections for various devices- ie. WD MyBook’s, an additional Dell PC, etc.,…)
To a NetGear AV200 (Wall) Line Adapter (to provide hard ethernet connection throughout house- ie. additional home AV system, additional PC’s)
Here’s my question:
Can I connect the MyCloud EX2 to the rear-panel USB 2.0 port (on the NetGear router) using a USB-to-Gigabit Adapter?
I made an attempt to install a C2G USB 2.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (No. 39950), bottom-line it did’nt work. No activity- period. I’ve realized the software for this device would have to install onto the router to work (it’s designed to install on a PC).
Does anyone know how to do this? Is it possible?
I was hoping to take advantage of running the MyCloud EX2 via-USB 2.0 and take advantage of improved through-put over going through the NetGear Ethernet Switch > then to the router.
Appreciate your input