This may seem like a stupid question but I attached a hard drive and printer to my ASUS rt-n16. I can use the printer just fine but I dont know how to use the hard drive. Router says its attached and mounted. Im using a computer attached to the wireless network, but have no clue how to actually use the hard drive attached to the router. Its not listed as a drive in my computer…where else would I look to find this drive?
Date: 03 Apr 2011 22:33
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Look in Network/Network Places.
The default share should come up as a Samba share (Windows CIFS). These are visible to Windows, Linux & Mac.
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Before you can read the drive from an attached computer you first have to tell the router 1) to enable sharing, and 2) what it is you want to share. These options are under "USB and NAS > File Sharing" in the Tomato UI. Have you enabled sharing and specified a network share on this page?
Well…when I plug in the drive and activate the usb functions it shows that the drive is mounted at /tmp/mnt/my_book. I then went into the file sharing section and added the directory /tmp/mnt/my_book to the network share list. Now, how do I access this drive from my computer. I am running Windows XP. Please help.
On USB and NAS>File Sharing
Remove your entry from Network Shares List
From top to bottom of page:
Enable File Sharing: Yes, Authentication required
User Name: SomeUserName
Workgroup Name: Must match Workgroup name on pc
Auto-share all USB Partitons: Read / Write
Options: check Master Browser and WINS Server
It should then show up in your Windows XP Explorer File Manager under Network Places
If you still don't see it, try first rebooting router and when that is back up reboot windows just to force everything to be fresh.
Hi guys, I cant seem to be able to copy files from my mac onto an external hard drive connected to rt-n16 router. I can see the hard drive and I can create a folder onto it, but when I try to copy a file it comes up with "the operation can not be completed because you do not have sufficient privileges for some of the items". The hard drive is formatted as fat and I have no such problem writing to it from my PC. Any ideas?