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Author Topic: Router Basics - How to access USB drive contents connected to a router  (Read 17414 times)


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Due to SMBv1 is not installed by default after Windows 10 version 1709, user should re-install the SMBv1 manually to negotiate with samba service on router.
When the SMBv1 is not installed, try to map network drive, Windows Explorer will pop-up network error message "Windows cannot access \\".

You can enable SMBv1 on Windows 10 using the steps below:
1. Go into Windows Optional Features Window, Press Windows Key + R to bring up the run dialog and type: optionalfeatures

2. From the turn Windows Features on or off Window, expand "SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support" and then check the box next to "SMB 1.0/CIFS Client"

3. Click OK, then Restart now to reboot your Windows 10.

4. Run File Explorer, right click "Network", select "Map network drive..." again. Input \\192.168.01\ at Folder column, check "Connect using different
credentials", then click "Browse…" button.

5. Input the username and password of router. (admin works)

6. User will be able to select the root folder of USB storage.

7. Click Finish, the network drive will now be available to access the contents with correct credential of router.

More information for SMBv1 on Windows 10:
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