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Old 04-04-2017, 12:00 PM   #1
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Problems accessing hard drive connected to router


Hi Everyone.

I have an external hard drive connected to my wireless router's usb port, if I open Firefox on my laptop or desktop (both running Linux Mint 18.1) & I enter smb://192.168.0.1 I can access the files on the drive with no problem but if I try the same thing in Chrome it simply does a web search with the default search engine, I have tried on my LG smart tv too which I believe uses a version of Chrome as it's browser & the same thing happens, I don't think I can install Firefox on my smart tv so I need a way round this problem & I would love to know why it does it when it works fine in Firefox.
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Old 04-04-2017, 05:21 PM   #2
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I believe that Firefox uses Gnome virtual filesystems to connect to SMB/CIFS shares. Depending on the year of your TV it probably is running WebOS on an ARM processor.

What are you actually trying to accomplish? If you are trying to view files the browser needs the appropriate plugin or use a existing app on the system. If wanting to play video file many routers have a DLNA or similar streaming service. Otherwise you need to set up something on a computer.
 
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Was going to say... Might use file://
Tried it and doesn't work here.

Might be an extension to get it to work.


dnla or ftp maybe the way unless you mount to a mount point then access via file manager.

Last edited by jefro; 04-04-2017 at 09:28 PM.
 
Old 04-09-2017, 05:10 PM   #4
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Sorry for late reply, I have been away. It doesn't seem to work the way I need it to so I am abandoning this idea & connecting my drive directly to my smart tv.
Thanks for the replies.
 
  


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