Here's what I did:
1. Log onto your router by typing http://192.168.0.1/login.html into the address bar on your web browser and enter your username and password into the prompt when it comes up
2. Now that you are logged onto your router, across the top of your browser window you will see a navigation bar that says Status Basic Wireless Admin Security. Select Admin
3. Now, a few lines below the navigation bar on the top, you'll see another navigation bar that says: Management Diagnostics Backup Time Setting USB Storage Device Reset. Select USB Storage.
4. Now, if you USB device is connected, you should see it listed under either No. 1 (the top USB port) or No. 2 (the other USB port). While you are here, make sure that the Shared status is Enabled. Where you USB is listed, you will see a path that looks something like this: file://192.168.0.1\share\26FE2EBDFE2E8561 . Copy this path starting with the IP address (192.168.0.1\share\26FE2EBDFE2E8561).
5. Open your Computer folder from your desktop or start menu. Click map network drive on the top navigation bar, or right click on the Network folder and select Map Network Drive
6. In the prompt, select the desired drive letter, and where it says folder insert two backslashes and paste the path that you copied in step 4. It should look like this: \\192.168.0.1\share\26FE2EBDFE2E8561
7. Click Finish and voila your drive should be mapped.
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.
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?
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?
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
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.