6. Share a Storage Device Attached
to the Router
This chapter describes how to access and manage a storage device attached to your router.
ReadySHARE lets you access and share a USB storage device connected to the router. (If your
storage device uses special drivers, it is not compatible.)
Note: The USB ports on the router can be used only to connect USB
storage devices like flash drives or hard drives or a printer. Do not
connect computers, USB modems, CD drives, or DVD drives to the
router USB port.
This chapter contains the following sections:
USB Device Requirements
Connect a USB Device to the Router
Access an Storage Device Connected to the Router
Map a USB Device to a Windows Network Drive
Back Up Windows Computers with ReadySHARE Vault
Back Up Mac Computers with Time Machine
Control Access to a Storage Device
Use FTP Within the Network
View or Change Network Folders on a Device
Add a Network Folder on a Storage Device
Edit a Network Folder on a Storage Device
Use the Router as a ReadyDLNA Media Server
Approve USB Devices
Safely Remove a USB Device
For more information about ReadySHARE features, visit www.netgear.com/readyshare.
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