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ASUS RT-AC56U - How to share USB Drive?

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    I just got the router and am trying to figure out how to share my USB drive I plugged into it. I can find the router name in my computer, but it wants a password and login name?

    Where do I set this up? I tried connecting as guest and that didnt work either ...
     

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    so I found the drive in the USB application area ... but it just spins a loading symbol for a loooong time without doing anything. I have left it doing that for about 10 mins now with my 3TB drive
     

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    let it run all night and came back and it was still thinking ... I am updating firmware now and hopefully that will help it ..
     
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    at a guess, the drives not compatible.


    try with a USB flash drive formatted to FAT32, and see if it works. my router doesnt work with NTFS or large capacity drives due to its linux based OS.
     
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    well that sucks ... guess I should have read more into and known there were some compatibility issues with it. I was just thinking it is a drive connected to it and why would it not work since that is simple enough ... :shadedshu
     
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    dont worry, my ~$250 NAS works with 4TB drives internally, but only supports 2TB and FAT32 for its USB ports.

    they expect you to use a flash drive on them, and thats about it. it SHOULD work with anything under 2TB, read and write to FAT32, or just read to NTFS.
     
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    Hmmm I got a 3TB external ... It sounds like it work work no matter what. :(

    But I will try it out with a fresh format on it ...
     
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    you could partition it, but in my experience only the first partition will show up. linux based NAS and routers just dont work too well for USB sharing.
     

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