I was wondering how many external hdd that I can attach to my WRN3500l running Tomato with a usb powered hub? Also I was wondering how many people are putting on the router?
You might have to put samba on the drive to get it to write to it. I would love to know how many people are putting on it. I wan to use it as my media server until I can build my actual server.
//I was wondering how many external hdd that I can attach to my WRN3500l running Tomato with a usb powered hub? //
How many would you like? I have had as many as 5 USB drives plugged in and mounted, with many wierd combinations of daisy-chained hubs. Works like a charm.
You just plug them in.
Automount enabled, each partition on each disk/stick has a unique label, they get mounted as "/mnt/THELABEL". I had a combination of filesystems on them: fat, fat32, ext2, ext3, swap.
I plugged a 4-port hub into the router, 3 USB sticks on it, another 4-port hub on the 4th port, then more usb sticks/disks on that hub.
I have an Asus RT-N16 router.
Connected a 13 port powered USB hub to it.
Latest stock Asus firmware cannot work with a hub.
Therefore switched to TomatoUSB.
Worked like a charm.
I have attached upto 6 HDDs and 2 Flash drives (memory sticks) to the hub with no issues.
However, if you are using a powered hub its important to shut off power to the hub BEFORE turning off power to the router.
If not, the power light and the WiFi light continue to light up and the Router crashes and thus requires a reset.
( At least that's what happens to me)