Hello All, I recently bought a Netgear N900 router which has USB slots that makes external HDD's into shared drives. This coupled with Netgear's ReadySHARE function enables me to access the files from anywhere and also grant access to friends and family. The transfer speed is choppy and hence I started to look in the personal cloud option, as test created a free account on Tonido. It was fairly easy and I could share any folder from my laptop and grant access. I have a couple of things that I want the network to do 1) I have two external drives one is 1TB 2.0 and other one is 3TB 3.0 which I would love to use in the setup that I build. 2) Get good transfer speed while wirelessly moving data from laptop to the server and vice versa. Right now I get about 200kbps and most of the time the connection is lost. I would like to see at least 5Mbps speed over wireless. I have a Dell laptop with Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 card working over 2.4 GHz band. 3) I would like to have an interface so that I can access the files from anywhere and also grant access to friends and family. While testing out Tonido my laptop (server) was connected to internet thru wi-fi and so was my friend’s, he got a speed of ~ 180kbps to download a ~65mb file. When we tried to download the same amount of data from Mediafire he got speed of ~ 550 kbps? How can I achieve download speed like for my home server? Based on the test that I did on speedtest.net I consistently download speeds of about 18Mbps and upload speed of about 4Mbps. Now based on my limited knowledge in this field I got to know that I can either use a spare computer to create my server, buy Synology or something similar. What would be my best and cheapest option looking at the things I want to do. Thanks, Aadesh Gandhi.