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Turn external hard drive into NAS

Last response: in Networking
December 28, 2010 2:33:23 PM

I have a netgear router with a usb port and want to hookup a seagate 'goflex' 500g hdd. I went through the router software and it recognizes it but I can't access it, What am I doing wrong?
December 30, 2010 6:27:56 PM

you might have to configure the NAS for who is allowed, general sharing, etc...; they are not quite the equivalent of simply plugging in a USB thumb drive...

Are you attempting to attach the NAS drive to the router via USB?

TYpically, the USB connection from router to a computer is for setup, interfacing, in lieu of ethernet....; I'm not sure you can simply attach a NAS to a router via USB and expect it to work as if connected via ethernet, if at all.