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Author Topic: adding usb hard drive to dir-826l  (Read 10500 times)


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adding usb hard drive to dir-826l
« on: December 13, 2016, 02:14:54 PM »

I'm try to use the usb port of our router to connect a 5tb seagate backup plus external harddrive. I know it's officially not supported beyond 1tb but I am getting places with it, but i'm not entirely sure I've done it correctly.
I basically turned the router off, hooked up the drive and then turned the router back on, logged into the router and went to storage/shareport manual setup/
Enable SharePort Web Access : on
HTTP Access Port : 8181
HTTPS Access Port : 4433
Allow Remote Access : on

you can see my settings http://s44.photobucket.com/user/westwoodmemorials01/media/Troubleshooting/computer%20issues/5tb%20drive%20access_zpsckydy2f6.jpg.html

from the above you can see the router is not seeing the drive under the storage section. I was able to have the drive show up under windows7 explorer by following this previous thread:


and typing in \\,
the drive showed up as "usb_A2" share drive under windows explorer and I'm able to double click to the root of the 5tb drive. I'm able to create a new folder and delete folders, but am unable to copy/move files to and from the drive in windows7 explorer.  windows reports Can't read from the source file or disk. Actually firefox reports it??

The only way I can add a file or delete it is through the web interface. By going to the web address listed at the bottom of the storage configuration page, I can access the drive, copy files to it, delete files, make a new folder. I don't really care about web access I need windows explorer access.
Any suggestions?
I'm running windows7 and 10 64bit machines, web access via mozilla. router: dir-826l firmware 1.06, hardware ver A1

There are about a dozen files on the drive, I've created a "test" folder in the root.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Seems like its so close but just not there.


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Re: adding usb hard drive to dir-826l
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 02:20:16 PM »

I would test with a drive that's 1Tb or smaller at first to see if that drive works.
Does the 5Tb drive have it's own external power adapter?

Ya, not sure if 5Tb will work on any D-Link router. Max size of 2Tb I have tested can only be seen on a few of my routers and not all.
If the 5Tb drive isn't being listed in the router and not being detected then it's not going to work or work well if at all.
Try some of these and see:
How to map a USB Drive to your PC without using Shareport software
USB storage device access - DIR 820L (HOW TO) - http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=58087.0
USB HDD Max Size FAQ - Router USB HDD Max Size FAQ
Sharport and USB Storage Configurations: http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=59549.0
Storage on DIR-826L Shareport web access (RESOLVED)

How did this end up? http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=63882.0
« Last Edit: December 13, 2016, 03:05:56 PM by FurryNutz »
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