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Title: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: simpfenderfer on November 29, 2017, 09:12:25 AM
I can not find any info on how why or what to use to access the shared USB hard drive from a mobile device. I have tried both shareport apps. They do not recognize this router as a shareport device. Also on one of the Dlink brochures, it does not list the DIR-882 as a shareport router. I am using Andriod mobile devices. I have the router set up correct because I can access the USB drive from my laptop.
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: FurryNutz on November 29, 2017, 09:31:57 AM
Link>Welcome! (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=48135.0)


I presume this model router doesn't support Shareport. I presume only network SMB shares are supported.

I would recommend getting into a router model like a DIR-8##L where the L is for cloud services which have more mobile app support. This model router doesn't support Cloud services.


Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: simpfenderfer on November 29, 2017, 09:50:49 AM
I just bought this one, because it specifically says it has these capabilities of file sharing either on the LAN or WAN... I am not going out to buy another one. However after saying that. I would not have bought this one if I knew of the lack of literature of how to access its features. All I have been doing since Nov 20th is trying to do research on how to access this routers functions that it states it has but no literature how to use it. That is why I have joined this forum to find out how to access the DIR-882's function's.

My hardware version is A1
Firmware is :1.01B02
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: FurryNutz on November 29, 2017, 09:53:12 AM
Share LAN and WAN for PCs. Mobile devices you'll need a (L) series router. DIR-885L or DIR-880L for starters...

The 882 is DLNA supporting so your PC and Mobile devices have to have DLNA support as well. If you have video files, like MP4s stored on the USB drive and you have the media feature enabled on the router and the router detects the drive, then the drive is automatically shared and detected by DLNA enabled devices and should play supported media files from the USB drive. This would be the only sharing support this model router supports...
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: simpfenderfer on November 29, 2017, 10:06:12 AM
Copied from their brochure.

SharePort Utility Access and share a USB printer, scanner or storage device over your home network.
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: FurryNutz on November 29, 2017, 10:09:06 AM
Review pages 25 and 54 of the user manual:
ftp://ftp2.dlink.com/PRODUCTS/DIR-882/REVA/DIR-882-US_REVA_MANUAL_070717_v1.00_US_EN.pdf (ftp://ftp2.dlink.com/PRODUCTS/DIR-882/REVA/DIR-882-US_REVA_MANUAL_070717_v1.00_US_EN.pdf)
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: GreenBay42 on November 29, 2017, 10:14:47 AM
You said it worked with a laptop?
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: simpfenderfer on November 29, 2017, 10:17:54 AM
yes
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: FurryNutz on November 29, 2017, 10:18:28 AM
You need to have a DLNA supporting app on the laptop or PC to access the drive. Something like a media player app, like VLC or Windows Media player...If the DLNA is enabled on the router and the drive is working and has DLNA media loaded on the drive, a laptop or PC should see the drive and access the files thru a DLNA media enabled app.
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: GreenBay42 on November 29, 2017, 10:26:33 AM
I will test now with the SharePort Mobile app and let you know.
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: simpfenderfer on November 29, 2017, 10:27:24 AM
I have the external USB drive connected to the USB3 port on the router, and have it as a shared drive on my laptop. No DNLA app or program to have to go through, just windows explorer.
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: simpfenderfer on November 29, 2017, 10:28:33 AM
Thank you
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: GreenBay42 on November 29, 2017, 10:44:49 AM
Hmm not working for me with Shareport - either locally or remotely.

I will get some techs on this.
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: simpfenderfer on November 29, 2017, 10:51:23 AM
Thank you
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: GreenBay42 on November 29, 2017, 10:59:58 AM
I just tested MediaHouse UPnP/DLNA Browser (android) and it works well locally. Trying to figure how to do it remotely.
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: GreenBay42 on November 29, 2017, 11:12:44 AM
Got word that the SharePort app will not work, but D-Link does not mention shareport on the box, web, or datasheet (in the US). What brochure did you see it in? Can you link it?

Any DLNA app that allows remote streaming should work. Usually you have to enter the WAN IP address (or use DDNS) and password.

I will do more testing with 3rd party apps since I do not know of any D-Link DLNA mobile apps.
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: simpfenderfer on November 29, 2017, 11:51:30 AM
http://us.dlink.com/products/connect/ac2600-mu-mimo-wi-fi-router/

I copied text for reply #4 from this link, under features. However now the Shareport passage is no longer there, the space is but no text..... hmmmm....
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: Doctor Doom on December 15, 2017, 09:20:01 AM
The router has an FTP server. You could enable it and then use any FTP client on any platform you desire. One caveat is that the router will need unrestricted access and not be behind another router (double nat).
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: FurryNutz on January 11, 2018, 05:29:04 PM
Any status on this?  ???

http://us.dlink.com/products/connect/ac2600-mu-mimo-wi-fi-router/

I copied text for reply #4 from this link, under features. However now the Shareport passage is no longer there, the space is but no text..... hmmmm....
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: edde on December 13, 2018, 08:18:17 AM
I was able to find local share folder using simple win+R \\routeripadress
also work remotely with ftp, but veeeery slow
http://www.dlink.cc/d-link-router/how-do-i-access-the-usb-media-that-is-connected-to-d-link-router.html (http://www.dlink.cc/d-link-router/how-do-i-access-the-usb-media-that-is-connected-to-d-link-router.html)

not as fast as I expected, but acceptable.
Title: Re: How to file share on LAN and WAN using mobile devies
Post by: FurryNutz on December 13, 2018, 08:24:53 AM
Kewl, thanks for sharing.  ;)

I was able to find local share folder using simple win+R \\routeripadress
also work remotely with ftp, but veeeery slow
http://www.dlink.cc/d-link-router/how-do-i-access-the-usb-media-that-is-connected-to-d-link-router.html (http://www.dlink.cc/d-link-router/how-do-i-access-the-usb-media-that-is-connected-to-d-link-router.html)

not as fast as I expected, but acceptable.