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Question: wirelessly access external HD USB POWERED

Access external drive via USB connection to wifi router - 3 questions 1) is it vulnerable 2) can I have it automatically appear as a volume in Finder/Desktop 3) how can my iPhone iOS 10.3.3 "see" it?

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Feb 26, 2018 4:53 PM in response to Wm Marston In response to Wm Marston

Assuming your WiFi router is willing to use the USB port for a disk, as apposed to a printer, you need to know how the WiFi router is going to present the disk to network. Do you have to pre-format the disk, or will the WiFi router format it for you?


Once you satisfy the WiFi router's needs, then most likely you would connect to the disk as a network shared disk. If the WiFi router is nice, it will advertise the disk via bonjour, and will appear in your Finder Side-Bar, or you will need to use something like Finder -> Go -> Connect to server -> smb://router.ip.address


Again, it is important to know if your WiFi router is going to offer its USB port for a disk drive.

Feb 26, 2018 4:53 PM

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