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Plusnet hub one usb port

nath16
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Plusnet hub one usb port

Hi guys,

 

im wondering if you can attach a memory stick to the usb port on the plusnet hub one and use it as a network storage device to.

 

 

Thanks in advance

Nathan Wyatt

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NorthEasterner
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Re: Plusnet hub one usb port

Hi,

 

Yes a memory stick can be attached and seen across the local network. The memory stick may have to be formatted if it's not recognised. 

NE

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nath16
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Re: Plusnet hub one usb port

would i be able to use a 1tb hdd on it

 

if yes would this one work

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Elements-Portable-External-Drive-WDBUZG0010BBK-EESN/dp/B00CRZ2PRM/ref=sr_1_...

 

Thanks in Advance

Nathan Wyatt

NorthEasterner
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Re: Plusnet hub one usb port

I cannot see why it shouldn't work. 

 

NE 

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Re: Plusnet hub one usb port

There are limits to the size of the device you can attach, as the hub is based on the BT HH5, have a look here for more detailed info https://community.bt.com/t5/Connected-Devices-Other/Connecting-external-Hard-Drives-to-Home-Hub-5/td...

1888
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Re: Plusnet hub one usb port

OK its an old post but i just noticed the USB port on the router. Stuck in a 300GB external disk and bobs your uncle, shared on network. Now that is handy. BTW i think the hard disk or USB stick needs to be formatted to FAT32 if anyone else has never noticed before. 

Browni
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Re: Plusnet hub one usb port


1888 wrote:

BTW i think the hard disk or USB stick needs to be formatted to FAT32 if anyone else has never noticed before. 



Supported formats are FAT16, FAT32 & NTFS.

 

I must have been really bad in a previous life. This is my 3rd ISP in a row that uses lithium.
1888
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Re: Plusnet hub one usb port

Good one Browni cheers. I have a mains powered external disk attached to the spare room computer that i was using but obviously i need that computer on to stream through to livingroom. That is formatted to NTFS so later on i shall have a play with this more and set that up. Just need to show the wife how to access it now. Smiley 

paulharsley
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Re: Plusnet hub one usb port

How do I access the drive once connected? I see it on the network map on the router admin page but I don't see it on my computer (ubuntu)?
WilliamFTTC
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Re: Plusnet hub one usb port

The USB attached device appears at smb://192.168.1.254 on my Ubuntu (with Samba installed).