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Share a Storage Device Attached to the Router
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N600 WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
You must use the power supply when you connect the USB device to the router.
When you connect the USB device to the router USB port, it might take up to two minutes
before it is ready for sharing. By default, the USB device is available to all computers on
your local area network (LAN).
Access an Storage Device Connected to the Router
From a computer or device on the network, you can access a storage device that is
connected to the router.
To access the device from a Mac:
1. Connect a USB storage device to the appropriate router USB port.
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, launch Finder and select Go > Connect to
Server.
The Connect to Server screen displays.
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 Allow or
Block Access to Your Network on page 51.
5. Click the Connect button.
A screen automatically opens and displays the files and folders on the device.
To access the device from a Windows computer:
1. Connect a USB storage device to the router USB port.
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. Launch a web browser from a computer that is connected to the network.
3. In the address field of the browser, enter \\readyshare.
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