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.