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Maping an external drive on CGN3 Gateway

Hi Folks,

I have attached an external 1TB Hard Drive to my Gateway/Modem. How do I map it to access it?

Thanks.

 

 

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Re: Maping an external drive on CGN3 Gateway

I think part of the problem is that hitron hasnt really released a manual for this thing yet 😞

I would ASSUME its probably SMB

 

hopefully someone here who has it, can give you a hand.



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Re: Maping an external drive on CGN3 Gateway

It probably wont work.. Even D-Link's ports require proprietary software. Use the ports to charge your USBs.. Hopefully it'll kill the 5v caps getting you a new modem/gateway!..
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Re: Maping an external drive on CGN3 Gateway

All depends.
I know on the linksys routers you just need to do an smb to the up of the router.
I'll try and make some inquiries on it.


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Re: Maping an external drive on CGN3 Gateway

Someone posted this on another board.

 

file://192.168.0.1\share\diska1

 

mapped a drive, this is the path.  (the ip being that of what you have your gateway set)



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Re: Maping an external drive on CGN3 Gateway

Thanks Gdkitty for the info. I succeeded in mapping a flash drive connected to the CGN3 Gateway. However, I could not succeed in getting it to recognize an external USB hard drive. 

 

Working on it...! Please stay tuned.

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Re: Maping an external drive on CGN3 Gateway

Hmm.. my next guess would be..

Format?  Its possible it will only read say a specific format... say FAT formatted.. not NTFS or similar..??



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Re: Maping an external drive on CGN3 Gateway

Hey! someone found the manual for this guy 🙂  STill DIDNT have the answer of how to map the drive in it 😛

But it did have this about the USB ports.

The CGN3 provides two USB 2.0 host ports on the rear,
allowing you to plug in USB flash disks for mounting and
sharing through the LAN interfaces via the Samba
protocol (network neighborhood).
The CGN3 supports the following Windows file systems:
FAT16
FAT32
NTFS
USB devices must not drain more than 500mA
from the USB port. USB devices requiring
more than 500mA should be provided with
their own power source(s).

 So looks like file system format, is fine.

BUT.. what type of drive were you plugging into it?  I am wondering, if you were trying say a portable USB only powered hard drive, it may not have enough power to drive/run the thing properly?



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Re: Maping an external drive on CGN3 Gateway

Breaking news !! Although CGN3 did detect the USB flash drive, it only shows it as an 8 Meg drive (instead of 64 Gig).

 

Regarding what kind of external hard drive I plugged, it is an NTFS formatted  1TB 3.5" drive that comes with a power adapter.

 

BTW, what is "Samba Protocol" and how can it be used to map a drive?

 

Thanks.

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Re: Maping an external drive on CGN3 Gateway

Ok, that one is powered.. so it should be OK..

SAMBA protocl, is SMB.. its a type of file connect.. often used between windows/mac/linux for file sharing on a network... little more universal than windows file share

 

Try maping a drive with this format

 

smb://ServerName/ShareName

So smb://youripaddress/

and the sharname possibly as it you had it working on the one above?

Unfortunately, thats about all the documentation says on it 😞

Maybe next would be to put in a support ticket with Hitron? They might be able to send you the right info.