What is the best way to build a network?

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NAS
Networking
Wi-Fi
Hi,
I am trying build a small network for my small home based Office. I have 3 assistants who work with me every day and this is important once you read the whole thing.
I have kind of slow Internet speed but that is irrelevant. I want a decent intranet. Everywhere I search I end up people explaining how to get faster internet speeds.
I have 4 computers, and each one of us have a smartphone. The internet connections is a cable internet connection and it goes to my Home Router. It is a Netgear JNR3210 router. My office router(also a Netgear JNR3210 router) is connected via ethernet to the home router and acts like an access point. I want to have a central hub where all work files are stored and which I can access even when I am at home and not at the office. For this purpose I plugged in my USB hard drive to the USB port of my home router.
The access speed is extremely slow. At best I get a read write speed of 5 mega byte per second. This  just doesn't work when you have to deal with large files.
I bought a PogoPlug Series 4 device hoping that I would get a speed of about 30-40 mega byte per second but at best I get around 10 mega byte per second.
All the devices are connected via Wi-Fi. This is important as we seldom have to move around with our laptops.
What is the cheapest and best way to do this. A NAS is a bit costly and I was hoping the PogoPlug would do its job but it doesn't even let me enable SSH so that I can add Samba to it.
My internet speed is 4 mega bits per second so an actual cloud service is out of the question.


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Cloud, NAS
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  • Harisheldon
    This sounds very much like a homework question, especially with the specs you are giving. If you can show us some work and ask our opinion, we could assist you, but to just plain ask for an answer, sorry, we don't do homework.
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