simple home network

i am working from home with my wife, both part time and on separate laptops as i am away a lot during the.

We end up working for the same client on separate items - eg she does the VAT and i do the paye. This leads to us having a copy of the client's folder on each laptop but with data out of synch and having to manually back up on a portable HD then synch with the other laptop etc

tried setting up a 'pogo plug' a while back but that failed as the internet connection was not available or requires login all the time, so a bit unfriendly for day to day stuff. Great if you want to share multimedia...

I am looking for a simple plug and play network drive which does not require proprietary interfaces to use it, i just want to see it as another drive in 'my computer'. I would also like to access it via the internet when away.

Does anyone have experience of any like that?

many thanks

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You need a NAS or maybe not!

Captainblack |
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We use a combination

ShirleyM |
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Excellent combination!

Captainblack |
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Dropbox

tltodman |

I left Dropbox

ShirleyM |
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we need this for day to day

neutru |

See answer 1

alanhone |

thanks everybody, will have a

neutru |

Network Drive

Captainblack |
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I don't think we answered this question:

Captainblack |
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looks good, as long as I do

neutru |

No you won't

Captainblack |
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that's great - will give it a

neutru |

If you're feeling adventurous...

gitom |

Have it all hosted!

c.szpak |

for remote access

pauljohnston |

Rsync

jndavs |
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Robocopy !!

ben04a |

NAS and encryption

andrewparker1 |

Robocopy

jndavs |
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Encryption

jndavs |
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Encryption

andrewparker1 |

truecrypt

jndavs |
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SpiderOak

JipD |

SpiderOak backup/sync to NAS enabled

JipD |