How to connect an external drive to the USB port of your router for backup and storage

by Dec 29, 2020Hardware0 comments

How to connect an external drive to the USB port of your router for backup and storage

Use your storage USB port to connect an external drive for backup and as a network share

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Formatting the drive will erase everything on it so make sure you don’t need the data on the drive if you choose to reformat it

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Chapters: Use a USB connected drive to your router as a Network share to store and backup files

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:38 Connect the external storage to the USB port of your router
  • 00:51 Enable SMB sharing in the router’s admin page
  • 01:51 Create a user with permissions to the share
  • 03:19 Access the share and map a drive letter to it
  • 05:14 Choose the drive in Backup

Disclaimer: Use the instructions in this video at your own risk. We are not responsible for any data loss or other damages that may occur


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