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Query new firmware 10.2.2.B for the TG582n

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Query new firmware 10.2.2.B for the TG582n

Does the new firmware allow the usb slot to work with ntfs.

I received this router in the post 2 days ago and plan to use it for my usb drive but I read that last year it would only support Fat32 and not NTFS
My drives are all 160Gb small for most of you but large enough for my needs.  ON researching the only way to get things to work would be splitting my drives into 32Gb chunks which presumably would be seen by the router as seperate drives and create 5 x the number of media folders in each.
Can anyone shed any light on the new firmware abilities?
cheers,
podman


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PeeGee
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Re: Query new firmware 10.2.2.B for the TG582n

How about using something (anything) other than Microsoft Windows to set up the drive as FAT32 Roll eyes Though MS Windows XP is fine, you can always download UBCD and use the Parted Magic tools Wink
Plusnet Fibre (Sep 2014), Essentials (Feb 2013); ADSL (Apr 2009); Customer since Jan 2004 (on 28kb dial-up)
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Re: Query new firmware 10.2.2.B for the TG582n

I only have windows 7 and 8  :-( would using another program to format give me the full 160Gb in single partition on each drive?
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Re: Query new firmware 10.2.2.B for the TG582n

MS, for some reason (but I'm not telling Cheesy ) decided to "force" users to their latest NTFS incarnation by limiting the FAT capability. UBCD (or the Ultimate Boot CD) is a bootable CD containing a large collection of tools - CPU stress tests, memory tests, disk cloning ................. - a number of which can create/format large FAT32 partitions. Just download the .ISO image and burn a CD - you will need a computer that you can boot it on to format the disk, though.
Many disk cloning packages should also be able to do it - or enlarge a 32GB partition to fill the disk Roll eyes
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Using a TP-Link TD-W9980 modem-router.
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Re: Query new firmware 10.2.2.B for the TG582n

There are programs that can do it, here's one: http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/guiformat.htm
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Re: Query new firmware 10.2.2.B for the TG582n

Just found easeus partition magic and job complete in seconds. Thanks for all the suggestions.
podman
wykehamhouse
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Re: Query new firmware 10.2.2.B for the TG582n

I believe 10.2.2.B doesn't support USB drives, due to the fact that this firmware is aimed at the Plusnet supplied ADSL modems (not fibre) and these ship without USB ports.
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Re: Query new firmware 10.2.2.B for the TG582n

The 10.2.2.B doesn't support the USB port but it is for ADSL as has been stated, not Fibre. There is only one currently available firmware for Fibre 8.C.M.0    What firmware do you have on yours Podman?
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Re: Query new firmware 10.2.2.B for the TG582n

Currnetly on 8.C.M.0
I have re-formated my music drives to fat32 only to discover that because it's so old my newer hardware doesn't like it.
If I buy a network drive which is formatted on ntfs and connects via Ethernet I trust the routers short comings regarding ntfs will be a thing of the past as the network drive will deal with all the info itself.
Podman