GOAL --- I want to attach my hard drive to my router so my laptop can access files on the harddrive over my local WiFi.
WHERE I AM NOW --- I can copy to & from Windows laptop and Network> \192.168.42.1\public\
NEXT STEP --- I want to see/access ALL files on the router-attached hard drive, not this “public” folder.
--- QUESTION 1 of 3: Can I do this? Is the path above correct?
I know a USB hard drive-to-Router is inferior to NAS; but a slow hard drive is sufficient for now.
ROUTER --- SMART/RG 802.11ac VDSL2 GATEWAY MODEL: SR515ac
HARD DRIVE --- 8TB USB NTFS* harddrive (no changes to drive settings since connecting it via USB to my laptop) -- *I am pretty sure it is not FAT32
LAPTOP --- Windows 10
Advanced Setup > Storage Service
The Storage service allows you to use Storage devices with modem to be more easily accessed
Total Space 0
Used Space 0
QUESTION 2 of 3: Is the “unknown” File system a problem?
QUESTION 3 of 3: Do I need to set up User accounts at the Router page? [Advanced Setup>Storage Services> User Accounts I want anyone on the WiFi to have access to all files on the hard drive.
Storage UserAccount Configuration
Choose Add, or Remove to configure User Accounts.