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Old 11-21-2016, 10:11 AM   #1
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Cant access hdd storage on router

I have decided to give linux a go and so far so good bar this problem.
I have installed Zorin 12 core 64 on a laptop which is connected to a Western Digital MYNETN750 router. I have 2 hdd drives connected to the 2 usb ports on the router and i need to access them.
In zorin i click on home,other connections and get the networks window where there is a MYNETN750 icon.
On clicking on the icon i get another window headed "windows shares on mynetn750" and thats as far as i get.
At this point i should say there is a network of 3 windows desktops connected to the router, hence the windows shares window.
The linux laptop connects to the internet without any problems.
All connections are wired.

Thanks. Stephen L
Old 11-21-2016, 12:26 PM   #2
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In the link above, there are two responses to the question.
In one, instructions are given to set it up as a samba share; in the other, set up direct access and not as a share.
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In addition,
I assume that the windows computers can access the shares successfully. I have never played with Zorin so not sure what desktop/file browser is running but I assume the browser's built in samba client is having difficulties browsing its shares.

As a workaround I assume that you can access the shares directly without browsing by going directly to the server via "connect to server" or go -> location via menus. With the first option you need to specify the router's IP address and share name etc. The go-> location you can use smb://IP_address and then be able to select the shares.

Its also possible to access the shares via the command line using smbclient or mounting them as a remote filesystem.

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Old 11-25-2016, 02:44 PM   #4
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Cant access hdd storage on router

Hi all
Thanks for the help and advice-i managed to get it working but i think i need to learn
a bit more about linex before i go any further. I have a number of nas boxes and printers
plus 2 smart tv's to connect.


Stephen L


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