Questions on how to set up an external USB 3.0 hdd as a sharedrive on Kong's 24710M build

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Law
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Questions on how to set up an external USB 3.0 hdd as a sharedrive on Kong's 24710M build

Hi all,

I'd posted this in one of the hot topic threads, but I thought it maybe easier to start a new thread. So here it is.

I'm a total newbie on DD-WRT and I just got a new external HD (WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0) today. Hooked it up to my r7000 with netgear's default firmware and it works right away, but I realized that as soon as I connected the drive to the r7000, my wifi became very unstable. So after doing some research online, I found that others also reported wifi issue with usb3 on the default firmware, so I decided to try out Kong's firmware. 

After reading a bit about Kong's firmware, I flashed the r7000.chk firmware and then updated it to the latest 247100M build. After rebooting the router, I was able to see the USB drive showed up under Services > USB > Disk Info (it's still in NTFS format, I did not touch it but just plugged into the router directly after I got it.) 

Disk Info:
--- /dev/sda1
Block device, size 3.639 TiB (4000751550464 bytes)
Windows NTLDR boot loader
NTFS file system
UUID A2CA0AEBCA0ABC13
Volume size 3.639 TiB (4000751546368 bytes, 976745983 sectors of 4 KiB)
/dev/sda1 mounted to /tmp/mnt/sda1

Then I went to the NAS tab, Enabled Samba Server, I'm not sure what to put in the Server String field, so I just put r7000. Left the Workgroup field blank. Under File Sharing, I added an item with the following information:

Path: /mnt/sda1 (selected from the dropdown list)
Subdir: blank
Name: ShareDrive (I just made this name up)
Public: checked
Access: Read/Write

After saving the configuration, I still couldn't see the drive come up in the Window Explorer. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you!

Wolf666
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I think workgroup field must

I think workgroup field must be filled with the one of your LAN. I mean if you require to access from a win machine it should be the same. Usually default to WORKGROUP.

Law
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Thanks for the respond.

Thanks for the respond.

I also tried to put WORKGROUP in the workgroup field, however ever since I switched to win7, I didn't see the setting for workgroup on it anymore. It only has Homegroup. So putting WORKGROUP in the field still won't let the drive show up on my network list.

Law
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Problem solved.

Problem solved.

Turned out the shared drive will not automatically display under Network drive, but if I typed in the exact path \\router IP\sharedrive, then it will open up the drive right away.