how do i connect to the usb port on a netgear

Netgear Dgnd3300 - rangemax dual band wi...
October 31, 2010 at 05:45:34
Specs: Macintosh
i have installed a netgear dgnd3300 modem/router which isworking fine except I cant access my portable hard drive plugged in to the usb port,however it works fine when plugged in to the back of my time capsule,can any one help

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#1
October 31, 2010 at 06:10:57
A portable harddrive is not a network device on it's own. It needs to be connected to USB port on a PC. The USB port on the modem/router is an alternative network connection for a client device such as a PC or network storage device or network ready printer. Something that has an interface that can configure an IP address.

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#2
October 31, 2010 at 08:18:09
minigraf this is a question best answered by reading the manual for your router.

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#3
October 31, 2010 at 12:51:53
Thank you Richard for your reply to my query,however I am now even more confused as Netgear advise on their site http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/d...
not to attach a computer,printer etc,to the USB port only a drive such as a portable drive or a usb stick and go so far as to list the drives that appear not to work with the dgn3300.
Kind Regards

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#4
October 31, 2010 at 19:21:04
Sorry. I did not look up the user manual for that router. It is not common for a router to employ a USB port for a stand-alone storage device unless that device has inbuilt network capability. I guess the router is supposed to provide that function and perhaps there is something in the router admin interface you need to enable or adjust in order to activate that option.

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#5
March 2, 2011 at 15:28:27
I played around with my DGND3300_V2 last night and tried to connect to it from my Windows 7 PC but haven't worked it out yet. It seems that it shares the drive and any shares you create on it through the router interface using SMB, HTTP, HTTPS or FTP. I think SMB is the way to go but haven't quite worked this out yet.

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