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Topic # 151945 10-Sep-2014 19:58
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Hi..

This is sure to be mentioned somewhere but the forum has got so big that after searching for 10 minutes I have given up...

I am trying to figure out the best & easiest way to plug my external HD into the USB port on my Fritzbox router to share across the network...

On my old router this was easy enough, I plugged it into the USB port and then mapped the drive for it to H: or something and then you could access it under the windows network.. 

Or something... Its been 2 years now...

But for Fritz I cant seem to do this, or find any information on the web as of how to best do this..

I see something about the storage NAS but I didn't get much traction there.. And yeah... I hit a brick wall about 6 months ago doing it, and left it.. But its a damn pain having to plug the external HD into different devices to watch the media on it...

Anyone with a good handle on this, or a link to some instructions I would really appreciate the help.

Thank you.


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  Reply # 1126062 10-Sep-2014 19:59
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What OS is your fritz running?

IIRC in 5.0 support for SMB (windows file sharing) was removed.




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  Reply # 1126094 10-Sep-2014 20:26
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hio77: What OS is your fritz running?

IIRC in 5.0 support for SMB (windows file sharing) was removed.


FRITZ!OS 06.04

So I cant do it? Or just not easily?

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  Reply # 1126149 10-Sep-2014 21:53
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They removed the functionality from the 06.xx firmware, and I don't think they've really given a good reason for it. Unfortunately, there's no way to bring that functionality back. You can FTP files to and from it, but it's not as convenient as a file share.

Even if it does work, you might find it quite slow. I was only getting speeds of 1MBps, when I've had the same external drive doing 13MBps plugged directly into a computer. It's not the network either - I'm able to completely saturate my WiFi connection when writing a NAS plugged into the router.



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  Reply # 1126154 10-Sep-2014 21:59
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What a joke.... I love it when a software upgrade makes something worse.... 


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nzgeek: They removed the functionality from the 06.xx firmware, and I don't think they've really given a good reason for it. Unfortunately, there's no way to bring that functionality back. You can FTP files to and from it, but it's not as convenient as a file share.

Even if it does work, you might find it quite slow. I was only getting speeds of 1MBps, when I've had the same external drive doing 13MBps plugged directly into a computer. It's not the network either - I'm able to completely saturate my WiFi connection when writing a NAS plugged into the router.


Can confirm this is the case with me too. Do not recommend doing this with the Fritz. Such a shame they could screw up such a useful feature like this.

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  Reply # 1128225 14-Sep-2014 11:09
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not sure what you are doing, but im running OS6.06 and have my HD connected and working on my network. mind you i couldnt get it to work untill i upgraded to  6.01 . i use the HD as a answer phone for VOIP so it all works.




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  Reply # 1128808 15-Sep-2014 09:31
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vexxxboy: not sure what you are doing, but im running OS6.06 and have my HD connected and working on my network. mind you i couldnt get it to work untill i upgraded to  6.01 . i use the HD as a answer phone for VOIP so it all works.


I will upgrade my firmware and see what happens then.

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  Reply # 1129076 15-Sep-2014 14:51
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It's possible that the functionality was added back in to a 06.xx firmware release, but I haven't seen anything in the release notes.

As an aside, it looks like a 06.20 release might be imminent, and it'll add a bunch of new stuff. It's currently only available in German, so hopefully an English version is in the works.



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  Reply # 1151252 10-Oct-2014 12:27
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Does not look promising for the return of Samba:

 

NAS:

 

NEU - komfortabler HTML-Multimediaplayer in http://fritz.nas f�r Fotos, Musik und Video integriert

 

NEU - Upload per Drag & Drop von einzelnen oder mehreren Dateien im Internet-Browser m�glich

 

NEU - Suche nach Metadaten (Erstellungsdatum, �nderungsdatum, Gr��e) m�glich

 

NEU - Umbenennen mehrerer Dateien auf einmal ist nun m�glich

 

NEU - Freigegebene Dateien und Ordner werden mit eigenem Icon angezeigt

or in English:

 

 

 

 

NAS :

 

NEW - convenient HTML - Multimedia Player in http : //fritz.nas for photos, music and video integrated

 

NEW - upload by drag -and-drop single or multiple files in the Internet browser possible

 

NEW - search for metadata ( creation date, modified date , size ) possible

 

NEW - Rename multiple files at once is now possible

 

NEW - Shared files and folders are displayed with custom icon

Looks like they will being a HTML based media player instead. Not the same at all.

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1151319 10-Oct-2014 14:06
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Oncop53: Does not look promising for the return of Samba:

 

NAS:

 

NEU - komfortabler HTML-Multimediaplayer in http://fritz.nas f�r Fotos, Musik und Video integriert

 

NEU - Upload per Drag & Drop von einzelnen oder mehreren Dateien im Internet-Browser m�glich

 

NEU - Suche nach Metadaten (Erstellungsdatum, �nderungsdatum, Gr��e) m�glich

 

NEU - Umbenennen mehrerer Dateien auf einmal ist nun m�glich

 

NEU - Freigegebene Dateien und Ordner werden mit eigenem Icon angezeigt

or in English:

 

NAS :

 

NEW - convenient HTML - Multimedia Player in http : //fritz.nas for photos, music and video integrated

 

NEW - upload by drag -and-drop single or multiple files in the Internet browser possible

 

NEW - search for metadata ( creation date, modified date , size ) possible

 

NEW - Rename multiple files at once is now possible

 

NEW - Shared files and folders are displayed with custom icon

Looks like they will being a HTML based media player instead. Not the same at all.


not surprised.




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  Reply # 1151370 10-Oct-2014 15:21
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Not sure you found this link on the AVM website yet.

Tells you SMB was removed to make room for other features (also kind of an admission that SMB was under used on their routers and had security holes, and it wasn't that fast anyway).

But they do also give a link to get a firmware image that has SMB with the security fixes.

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Mark: Not sure you found this link on the AVM website yet.

Tells you SMB was removed to make room for other features (also kind of an admission that SMB was under used on their routers and had security holes, and it wasn't that fast anyway).

But they do also give a link to get a firmware image that has SMB with the security fixes.


this although personally, its a convenance feature that i will never tough.


i dont want to risk my bits being slowed down because someone has a bright idea to shove a external hdd in..




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  Reply # 1151375 10-Oct-2014 15:23
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Mark: Not sure you found this link on the AVM website yet.

Tells you SMB was removed to make room for other features (also kind of an admission that SMB was under used on their routers and had security holes, and it wasn't that fast anyway).

But they do also give a link to get a firmware image that has SMB with the security fixes.


this although personally, its a convenience feature that i will never touch.


i dont want to risk my bits being slowed down because someone has a bright idea to shove a external hdd in..




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  Reply # 1151445 10-Oct-2014 17:14
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michaelmurfy: Grab a Raspberry Pi and put this on it: http://sourceforge.net/projects/openmediavault/#p2674



really worth while?

as bad as it is, Ild expect the router to manage slightly better than the Pi.... The 100mbit port seems like a bit of a limitation there.




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