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DIR 655 usb port?

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  • USB
  • External Hard Drive
  • Wireless Networking
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Last response: in Wireless Networking
July 21, 2008 1:16:53 PM

I just bought this router

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has a usb port on the back and it says for windows connect now. Does anyone know what this can be used for. I assumed you could use it as a print server or external hard drive but im not sure now.

Anyone have experience with this?

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July 21, 2008 5:58:22 PM

I thought it could be used for an external hard drive, but I was wrong. I have had that router for a year now. The USB port is just for configuration. It can't be used for anything else. What a let down for such an expensive router. :( 
July 21, 2008 6:24:33 PM

wow that sucks. I dint really have a use for it, but i thought it was cool.

Oh well thanks for the info
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March 17, 2009 1:16:23 PM

With the latest firmware (1.21) it can be used for sharing an external USB hard drive on your network.

Make sure you have the latest firmware for the 655 and in the setup go to the USB settings and make sure it's set for Network USB and then download and install SharePort Utility and it should find your USB hard drive just fine.
October 20, 2011 11:45:09 AM

WORKING WITH FIRMWARE 1.31

ROUTER : DLINK DIR-655

HARDWARE VERSION: A3

FIRMWARE VERSION : 1.31

USB SETTINGS : "My USB type is : Shareport"

USB DEVICE CONNECTED : SEAGATE 500GB FreeAgent® GoFlex™
Model Number -STAA500100
Interface -USB 2.0
Capacity -500GB
Height -111mm (4.39 in)
Width -83mm (3.19 in)
Length -14mm (.57 in)

INSTALLED SOFTWARE ON PC :
Shareport Utility Version 1.1.0 R1 (SXUPTP Driver : 3.3.4.0)

I TRIED TO USE A 16GB USB FLASH DRIVE AND IT ALSO WORKS.
October 20, 2011 12:24:53 PM

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