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Author Topic: How to access USB drive contents connected to a router  (Read 1051 times)

sewing1243

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How to access USB drive contents connected to a router
« on: April 15, 2020, 11:35:28 AM »

instructions in the FAQ for Router Basics - "How to access USB drive contents connected to a router" resolved the issue I was having trying to access the USB drive I connected to my DIR-885L Router as a test of that functionality. The only issue I see with that method is that every time Microsoft issues a major update to Windows 10 they disable SMBv1 (which they say is a security hazard and don't use it). Is there another/"better" way to share a USB drive across my LAN from the router's USB port? Do newer routers have "improved" connectivity software/firmware so that they'll play nice with Microsoft's current SMB v2/v3 protocols? Are there any plans to update firmware on older routers to support the newer protocols?
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Re: How to access USB drive contents connected to a router
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2020, 02:52:03 PM »

  • What Hardware version is your router? Look at sticker under the router case.
  • Link>What Firmware version is currently loaded? Found on the routers web page under status.
  • What region are you located?

Unfortunately SMBv1 needs to be re-enabled if after MS updates and disables it.

Have no information if new routers support SMBv2/3. I presume newer routers that may appear later on this year or next will be supporting possibly.
D-Link doesn't usually bring new features or update routers that have entered into EOL status. If any updates happen, it would be for a security patch if something was needed there.

I have not seen any major problems with having SMBv1 enabled on windows 10. And I have two NAS units from D-Link. Been safe and working well with my two Windows 10 PCs. I do have Windows 7 for back up if needed.
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sewing1243

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Re: How to access USB drive contents connected to a router
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 09:14:24 PM »

Model Name: DIR-885L    Hardware Version: A1    Firmware Version: 1.21
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« Last Edit: April 15, 2020, 09:17:00 PM by sewing1243 »
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