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Can't connect my USB disk

I have connected my WD MyBook 250GB to the router I see connected UDB device in Router configuration enviroment. But I con not to map this USB device to my computer. I see WORKGROUP as well as DEVICE but stil can not to map it

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  • richi333 Aug 09, 2008

    I cannot even see any USB storage device I plug into the router. I tried 2 external disks, a flash drive to no avail. When trying to add an USB node, the ASUS folder manager doesn't see any folders. Any clues?

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    usb storage couls not be recognized . because ntsf file system is not suitable for the router. It is advised to solve this change the file system to fat32 or ext2 . in my opinion asus engineers must think about all file systems...




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You need the disk
this has special file on it to run usb i forget which file it is but i believe its in the 386 file on your router
other thing is you cannot use usb with a router you have to use ethernet to connect direct usb is a single setup on modem when you add a router you have to go ethernet i had to do it with mine after 2 days when i first hooked my router i called the company and found out about this thought i would pass the info along

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