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Networked USB

Topics: Technical Issues, Users Discussion
Apr 7, 2016 at 12:59 PM
If I encrypt a networked usb wireless drive, will I be able to use it remotely say from an android phone for access?

Trying to figure out before I waste a lot of time for a 500G drive.

Any help is aprrreciated
Apr 7, 2016 at 2:34 PM
I believe that if you encrypt the drive, the "host" system that shares that drive will present it as if it not encrypted when mounted. Now if the drive is only wireless, then how do you expect to be able to have it encrypted?
Apr 7, 2016 at 2:53 PM
Its usb and portable wireless.
I was going to encrypt it via usb and can travel with it supposedly via bluetooth.

My plans are encrypting it via USB the plug into my usb port on the router for my access on the road
Apr 7, 2016 at 3:08 PM
Then the router needs to know how to decrypt the drive; if it is a DD-WRT router, then perhaps, just maybe, it might have dm-crypt on it and that can be used to mount the volume -- easier through tcplay or ZuluCrypt one might think.

If it is a just an ordinary router without access to dm-crypt, then I don't like your chances.
Apr 7, 2016 at 3:14 PM
Ok thanks. I appreciate the tech help.
Sounds like I just leave it alone then.

Ill use that drive for non important documents then and encrypt the other one.