Thanks for all the suggestions!
I went ahead and bought the my book live. I have it now visible on my lan, and I went through the process of securing the drive, setting up a shares (private and public). I also disabled media access to some machines and devices on my lan.
As I have an iPad and Android tablet, I started looking for some good apps to access the data from my private shares. 8Player for ipad and mediaHouse for the Android is working well.
The iPad app ask for the password to access my private share as expected, however my Android tablet seems to be able to locate and allow streaming from my private share without asking for any passwords. (The tablet local media player app, as well as the mediaHouse app.) I am confused here, as I thought that only stuff in the public shares will stream. (My private share has been set to media serving All)
Now, I believe I can disable this behaviour under the my book live admin page, by blocking media players, I do not want to receive streaming data.
Is this the only way of securely controlling streaming?
As an alternative, is it possible to isolate the MBL behind a 2nd router (with a new ssid). Than the 1st router serve the lan for all pc’s and devices, and if I want access to MBL
, I need to log in to the 2nd router? In other words, the MBL is completely hidden from router 1.
I am still learning about lan secure setup etc., so please bare with my questions if they seem silly.