To access the device from a Mac:
1. Connect a USB storage device to the appropriate port on the router.
If your storage device uses a power supply, you must use it when you connect the device to the router.
When you connect the storage device to the router’s port, it might take up to two minutes before it is ready for
sharing. By default, the device is available to all computers on your local area network (LAN)
2. On a Mac that is connected to the network, select Go > Connect to Server.
3. In the Server Address field, enter smb://readyshare.
4. When prompted, select the Guest radio button.
If you set up access control on the router and you allowed your Mac to access the network, select the Registered
User radio button and enter admin for the name and password for the password. For more information about
access control, see the user manual, which is available online at http://downloadcenter.netgear.com or through
a link in the router’s user interface.
5. Click the Connect button.
A window automatically opens and displays the files and folders on the device.
Back Up Windows Computers With ReadySHARE Vault
Your router comes with free backup software for all the Windows computers in your home. Connect a USB hard
disk drive (HDD) to the router for centralized, continuous, and automatic backup.
The following operating systems support ReadySHARE Vault:
Windows XP SP3
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 8.1
To back up your Windows computer:
1. Connect a USB HDD to a USB port on therouter.
2. Download ReadySHARE Vault from http://www.netgear.com/readyshare and install it on each Windows computer.
3. Launch ReadySHARE Vault.
4. Use the dashboard or the Backup tab to set up and run your backup.
Share USB Storage Devices Attached to the Router
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