I am currently using a Vodafone Complete Broadband router (Huawei HG556a).
Trying to put my external hard drive so it can be used over the network for backup purposes (Western Digital My Book Essential 1140).
The HD is connected to the (side panel) USB port of the router. It's on but does not show as 'connected equipment' on the router's admin interface.
However when I go to the 'troubleshooting section', under USB port 2 the equipment is listed, with serial number and all:
Manufacturer: Western Digital
Product: My Book 1140
Serial Number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (removed by OP)
Device Type: USB Mass Storage Device
When I connect the HD to the back panel USB, I get the same result, except details of the hardware show under port 1, as expected.
But still nothing under connected equipment.
Does anyone have an idea of what the problem may be?