I had no idea I was going to go out and buy a router today, but after reading this google search for linux and finding this page ... I'll have one on my desk this afternoon if I can find one and the price is right ;-)
Categories: Setup / Configuration
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Using the ReadyShare USB Feature of the WNR3500L
Aside from being a high performance open source router, the WNR3500L also employs a new feature from NETGEAR - USB ReadyShare. This feature allows you to easily share a USB drive (which you connect to the router directly) across your network or over the Internet. The first step, of course, is to connect a USB drive of your choosing to the USB port on the back of the WNR3500L. I used a flash drive, but any USB drive will do.
On the router setup screen, you'll see a new set of options labeled "USB Settings." Click on the "Basic Settings" button to see the options above.
Once you attach a USB drive to the router and refresh your screen, you should see something similar to what is displayed above. By default, the router will share the volume you attached with no restrictions (unless you specify not to.) Now, you should navigate to the "Advanced Settings."
Conveniently, the advanced settings screen displays exactly how you will access this shared drive across your network, whether it be HTTP (which is enabled by default) or FTP (which requires you to enable it manually.) You can also enable external access via FTP or HTTP if you wish, which will utilize your external WAN IP and a port of your choosing. Make sure you select a port that is not already in use by another network device or program. Also note the "Create Network Folder" button. Using this, you can create specific folders on the shared device to restrict access for certain users, if you wish.
Above, you can see the FTP and HTTP shares as they appear in a browser. In addition, the ReadyShare volumes will appear in "My Network Places" on your Windows computer, or in the Finder on a Mac, automatically - making it easy for you to copy files to and from the share over your network.
Overall, my experience with the WNR3500L as a basic router has been very positive. Speeds with both file manipulation and media are excellent, and on a Wireless-G network, either equal or surpass its predecessor, the WGR614L - which is a non-gigabit, Wireless-G router. (Stay tuned to the community for more detailed speed and range tests.)
Setup is extremely easy and the router has been exceedingly reliable since installed. The USB feature works well and was also quite simple to enable and set up.
However, the true beauty and power of the WNR3500L lies in the ability to install third party firmwares. Make sure to check back on the community often to find the newest reviews, builds, and downloads of firmware for the WNR3500L.
Ok, this is what I am trying to do. I have my external hard drive plugged into the usb port and want to access it from my laptop so I can see the picture and the vidoes on my laptop. How to I access the drive from my laptop?
Sorry if this is a simple question. Setting up my house all wireless and trying to figure it out.
think you have not read this: "Using the ReadyShare USB Feature of the WNR3500L"
1) Attach ur External Hard Drive to your router.
First try this:
2) Open "My Computer" & in the address bar type \\readyshare\ & press the enter.
3) Now, you should see a drive.
If you can't see anything over there, please follow the following steps:
2) Open your web browser & in the address bar type: "http://www.routerlogin.net/" without the double quotes.
3) On left side of ur screen, find 3 heading from top labeled "USB Storage".
4) Click on the link labeled "Basic Settings" just below the "USB Storage" label.
5) If you can see your device over here & want to use default settings, you are done.
6) Else, if you want to modify any settings, click on link labelled "Advanced Settings" directly below "Basic Settings".
If you still need help, feel free to contact me at: email@example.com
It would be a pleasure helping you.
It sucks beyond all belief that this is available for Cable/DSL only and there is no ADSL capable version. I just pre-ordered one as it was listed on scan.co.uk as an ADSL modem. Looking more closely at the specs on Netgear's website I saw that this is a cable modem.
Very disappointed, some of us only have the option of ADSL, why shouldn't we get decent routers too? :(
is it possible to use an USB-printer on the USB port?
I've just bought the device and overall I'm pleased with it. There is however one problem: the data-transfer speed between an attached USB drive and a computer over a wired connection is some 100 Mbps. The router has a 1 Gb switch and an USB 2.0 port. The speed should be at least the USB 2.0 speed of 480 Mbps.
OK Second day on trying to get everything working on my home network with:3 wireless-2-N ,1-G ,Windows Home Server Acer on port 80 all the WHSports as the same as WRT54G as web server ,usb attached for ftp service .
Here is the problems: port forwarding to the WHS fails ,DYDNS is set and router is sending info to update but no access from web at all,local okcan ping it external and external admin but no port 80 forwarding, only setup on the usb drive is ftp port 21 no 80 conflicts on it.
All the network printers and such and WHS have static addresses.
added all port forwarding same as WRT54G had
Second : when 2 wireless n are connected and the G connects the N laptops drop out ,log on , drop out until i disconnect the G lappy.
Have called customer support and all they can add was to update image which i did to the 2 new ones still no results after re-imaging and hard reset.
Have gone back to the WRT54G till i can get some real help --PLEASE!
On your second issue, did you make sure your N and G routers are using different frequency channels, or are far enough from each other to not interfere? They should be set up to be at least 2 channels away from each other (the channels overlap in frequency). It sounds like you're getting interference.
I have a 1TB WesternDigital external HDD for Mac. I look on the compatibility website and it is not listed. The tech line told me that it will not work with the USB function. Is there any other option other than not using it or changing HHD? This feature is one of the reasons I paid extra.
Gregor! your network connection might be a bottleneck. i guess you have network card (or motherboard network port) of 100Mbps. to achieve more speed you need to put gigabit network card.
I am able to successfully REMOTELY connect to my readyshare USB drive at my office via a web browser, but I cannot get the FTP client to work. I have tried all combinations, and Im not sure what Im doing wrong! I am using CyberDuck.
Ive been using
Server: ftp://74.xx.xx.xx (wan IP) and ftp://74.xx.xx.xx/shares
User / PW that I set.
No dice. Whats up with that? It just times out on FTP (using port 21)
I will be purchasing the WNR3500L to replace my current WPN824.
1.) Is the any way to install the new device without wiping out current settings? If not what data do i need to keep / print out from the admin screens to carry over to the new router?
2.)I currently have a NAS storage device connected via one of the ethernet ports, will I be able to use that with the new device also?
3.) Regarding the USB port that can be used for additional network storage...can a multi-port USB hub be connected to that therefore multiple hard drives connected for even more stoarge?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Which username and password I should enter when I am mapping the USB.
which username and password need to be entered to get when mapping the drive
This is by far the best router I've ever owned. The out dated firmwarwe was not an issue-the fact this has 64 MB ram and 8MB rom means it truely is future proof. I flashed mine to DD-WRT and haven't looked back. That Netgear opened it up like that is awesome. It really can handle 4096 connections (although I wont need that muc -I am happy with mine and will buy and recommend Netgear going forward when price is comparable.
I have a WD Passport Elite 500GB and I cannot get it working.
WNR3500L - good usb cable and stuff. But it displays in config page, which promptly crashes a minute later and says "No devices" etc.
It just occasionally connects and stuff.
What's the problem? Is there not enough Bus power?
Having the same issue on 3 different units at 3 different locations. (Different USB external drives) The router works fine until I add the USB external drive. The router will function for a few hours, then no WAN connectivity, can't log in locally, cycling power doesn't work. Nothing until I unplug the USB drive from it. Then after a power cycle it starts working again. I convinced 2 friends to get the same router I have. We all have the same issue. (Netgear Firmware current).
I believe the problem is trying to pull the voltage from the router itself instead of from an external power source. When I use an externally powered HD it works but on the USB powered HD no go. Try an externally powered one.
Hey I just recently purchased a WNR3500L, and attached it to the ethernet port on my Verizon Actiontec (meh) router. I am venturing into some new territory, and for the most part everything was fine. However, I was attempting to watch Hulu on my Playstation 3 and was stuttering horribly, in fact, it was unable to stream at all, it started then froze and about a minute later began to resume. My PS3 has a reserved IP with my Netgear router and is connected via Wifi. My Actiontec FiOS router is not broadcasting wifi at all, it is turned off.
I activated QoS and added a custom rule for my Ps3 to have higher priority, and have of course reset both routers, I have to do this setup since the verizon POS keeps dropping Wi-Fi devices frequently, I considered calling VZ to get confirmed settings, but I am sure they will keep me on the phone for 2 hours, and then tell me they can't support another router with theirs. If anyone can help me out, please do. I did speedtest.net and it says my ISP has a 25 Mbps down and 15 up, however, it failed the data packet loss test from pingtest.net.
I have a feeling it is just a setting.
Sorry for the length,
When trying to write to the NAS I have attached to my wnr3500l, things work just fine when using filezilla, however when attempting to do the same thing with cyberduck, the file transfer fails since the application believes that the path is read only (I am running OSX 10.6.7). This appears to be a problem with NAS not handling absolute paths correctly.
Is there any sort of work-around for this? I already have read and write access enabled for the folder in question.
I had issues with external drives with DD-WRT, switched to Tomato and works now.