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Author Topic: DIR-880L Android file sharing  (Read 2883 times)

DTo

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DIR-880L Android file sharing
« on: July 27, 2015, 10:34:14 PM »

Hi, I've owned a DIR-655 extreme and have recently jumped onto the DIR-880L; great improvement of signal, and remains reliable (no hiccups yet). Everything seems to be going smooth, except file sharing with it's usb 2.0 port.

Like others, I have resolved the Windows file sharing issue by mapping a Windows drive to the address: \\192.168.0.1\<usb-storage-device>, which solves the problem for the windows environment, however, I am also having this problem with my android mobile devices, and it's a nightmare.

I could always use the "shareport" app that enables file exploration and media access, however, because I want one app to manage all file-services, I am using an app called ES Explorer, having many capabilities, and even with it's server mounting ability, it doesn't seem to be able to map the shared device.

I understand that this may be a problem on the other application's end, but I just wanted to know if anyone has had this problem and how they resolved it; I know shareport definitely works but for other apps file-sharing isn't. 'Seems' the UPnP is working and Samba file explorer isn't, even Windows explorer couldn't detect it natively; which again may be a fault on Windows side as well.

Simply trying to make a product, greater.

Again:
Media servers, UPnP, are working great on both platforms.
File Explorer, Samba, not natively detected on either; Window's mapping works around this, Android, no way to access samba, except shareport.
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Re: DIR-880L Android file sharing
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2015, 07:25:03 AM »

Link>Welcome!

  • Link>What Firmware version is currently loaded? Found on the routers web page under status.
  • What region are you located?

SharePort is the only supported method to access the USB drive on DIR series routers. I recommend that you phone contact your regional D-Link support office and ask for help and information regarding this. We find that phone contact has better immediate results over using email.
Let us know how it goes please.

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Re: DIR-880L Android file sharing
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2015, 12:59:59 PM »

Model Name: DIR-880L   Hardware Version: A1   Firmware Version: 1.02 Region: USA

As of right now, I am using the supported "shareport" app to access the USB drive (1.5TB HitachiG_st_43851) with my mobile devices.
It would be great if it wasn't the only solution, but at least it works.

From my observations:
The USB 2.0 port detects drives larger than 500GB (I have tried 1.5TB), the USB 3.0 does not detect the 1.5TB drive; have not tested other sizes.
If shareport can establish a connection with the router::usb_hdd, it would seem possible, to be able to connect with other network::file_management applications.

Thanks for the welcome.
I'll take a look at D-Link's support office.
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Re: DIR-880L Android file sharing
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015, 01:43:10 PM »

Let us know how it goes with support...
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Re: DIR-880L Android file sharing
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2015, 07:04:05 PM »

Hi, I've owned a DIR-655 extreme and have recently jumped onto the DIR-880L; great improvement of signal, and remains reliable (no hiccups yet). Everything seems to be going smooth, except file sharing with it's usb 2.0 port.

Like others, I have resolved the Windows file sharing issue by mapping a Windows drive to the address: \\192.168.0.1\<usb-storage-device>, which solves the problem for the windows environment, however, I am also having this problem with my android mobile devices, and it's a nightmare.

I could always use the "shareport" app that enables file exploration and media access, however, because I want one app to manage all file-services, I am using an app called ES Explorer, having many capabilities, and even with it's server mounting ability, it doesn't seem to be able to map the shared device.

I understand that this may be a problem on the other application's end, but I just wanted to know if anyone has had this problem and how they resolved it; I know shareport definitely works but for other apps file-sharing isn't. 'Seems' the UPnP is working and Samba file explorer isn't, even Windows explorer couldn't detect it natively; which again may be a fault on Windows side as well.

Simply trying to make a product, greater.

Again:
Media servers, UPnP, are working great on both platforms.
File Explorer, Samba, not natively detected on either; Window's mapping works around this, Android, no way to access samba, except shareport.

The short answer is SMB operates on OSI layer 2 while VPN 'talks' on layer 3. I asked the same question in http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=63112.0, did some more research, and finally figured that connecting a mobile device over VPN doesn't give you simple access to all LAN resources. Anything that uses TCP/IP is good to go however. FTP, SSH, RDP, HTTP all work. Also stuff like broadcast traffic like mDNS/Bonjour is not routed by default over VPN due to being 'noisy', i.e. taking up bandwidth. Hope that helps. I run a website on my home server using IIS. Since it's free and I was already running it for HTTP, I just set up FTP and called it a day. It sucks when you have to compromise, I'd still really like to know how to natively browse Windows networks with Android  :o
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Re: DIR-880L Android file sharing
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2015, 02:17:47 PM »

Good information. Thank you for posting. Hope it helps others...
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