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Re: usb storage on CGN3

This is the challenge:  NFTS - Windows standard - windows OS, operating system - to make it work on any other system requires additional translation software built into the OS, or the firmware in terms of the gateway.

 

Personally I am now leaning towards I would not currently trust a Hitron Modem as a NAS drive source - in particular the CODA - just not ready.

 

NTFS is actually big and scary it builds in a high degree of permissions and securities that are tied to users and administrator rights - works well on Windows, what it was designed for.

 

I have always been Windows, dabbled in Linux, and never mixed drive formats between operating systems - I let the network protocols do that.

 

Theoretically, there is no reason why the firmware can't be designed to handle different USB and network drives, and OS format, but they can be kind of finicky, and keep in mind, NAS is intended to stay in one spot, not be moved back and forth, so you want the format on the drives that matches the OS in the router - but as we know, the functionality in the firmware in the Hitron is not fully active, in particular CODA.  A work in progress.

 

I gave up and will go back to my old desktop as my NAS, connected beside the gateway.  I really do have to get around to replacing my old router.Smiley LOL  Would solve a lot of Hitron issues for me.

 

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Re: usb storage on CGN3

Hello everyone I need some help in setting up my usb network drive on the Rogers Modem. (Model Name: CODA-4582U). So here is the problem I am having with my external drive that I connect to the Rogers modem. When I connect my drive to the modem I go to my router page and then Admin - USB Storage and I see my external drive appear there. I copy the address and try to in a file browser and I'm unable to open it as I get the Windows cannot find error, Please help me in try to fixing this error. I can see all my usb's and hard drive appear on my router page, I just cannot open them. 

file://192.168.0.1/diska1. 

 

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Re: usb storage on CGN3

@saigol92 are you trying to connect a USB 2 or USB 3 drive?  The modem does not support USB3 devices and won't provide the necessary support until Intel provides the required firmware changes. 



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Re: usb storage on CGN3

Its usb 3 device, but even my old USB thumb drive are not working but they show up on it network. I had it working last year with my usb 3 seagate 2tb hdd. But i just cannot map the network drive anymore.


@Datalink wrote:

@saigol92 are you trying to connect a USB 2 or USB 3 drive?  The modem does not support USB3 devices and won't provide the necessary support until Intel provides the required firmware changes. 


 

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Re: usb storage on CGN3


@saigol92 wrote:

Hello everyone I need some help in setting up my usb network drive on the Rogers Modem. (Model Name: CODA-4582U). So here is the problem I am having with my external drive that I connect to the Rogers modem. When I connect my drive to the modem I go to my router page and then Admin - USB Storage and I see my external drive appear there. I copy the address and try to in a file browser and I'm unable to open it as I get the Windows cannot find error, Please help me in try to fixing this error. I can see all my usb's and hard drive appear on my router page, I just cannot open them. 

file://192.168.0.1/diska1. 

 


Using that link you said above wont work 

Give \\192.168.0.1\diska1

a try



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Re: usb storage on CGN3

I just upswitched to this later modem and found two usb holes on the back. I plugged in a 2TB usb drive and no joy on my windows 10 box (but on the Linux Ubuntu box, which found the new NTFS drive no problem).  So, why would Windows 10 not find it?  Could not add a network location or access via file explorer or a browser. but the admin panel was available, and I could see the drive was enabled.  And linux could see it, so it is a samba share, probably.  No post anywhere on the forum seems to address this. But I did find out that Window 10 disables samba by default, so I went to Windows Features on turned on Samba  (SMB) rogersCapture.PNGand voila, works.

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Re: usb storage on CGN3

@gelldev Samba 1 is no longer secure and should not be used.  It is disabled by Microsoft, but  unfortunately Microsoft has left the option to reenable this.  Have a look at the following technet page from technet.microsoft.com:

 

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/filecab/2016/09/16/stop-using-smb1/

 



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Re: usb storage on CGN3

and yet WD recommends turning it on.

http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/20736/~/how-to-enable-smb-1.0%2Fcifs-file-sharing-su...

 

These guys (MS, WD, etc) really need to get an act together.

 

And, Rogers could rent us modems that don't have security holes in them.   Remember, the SMB share works fine on a Ubuntu box, without modification.

 

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Re: usb storage on CGN3

I am not interested in a flame war.  Is it possible to use the USB holes safely on this modem rented by Rogers or not?

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Re: usb storage on CGN3

As far as I'm aware, the modem only supports USB2 devices.  USB3 wasn't included in the linux builds until last year from what I've seen, so, will it ever be incorporated into existing modems?  Thats a good question.  I wouldn't wait for that to happen.  So, I suspect that you'll find the USB ports on the modem limited to USB2 with restrictive formating as well.  Have you read thru the thread from the first post.  I suspect that your post was moved to this thread, so, you might be able to find the information that you're looking for contained within the thread.  

 

I think that most users move to a NAS arrangement instead of fighting with the modem.  

 

As for Samba 1, yup, all of the companies should get their act together.  At this point, if you're using Samba 1, be aware that its no longer secure, despite any company advising users to enable it in order to use their product.  The sensible solution is for that company to issue an update with Samba 2 or greater enabled and usable.