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How to make Public Data on Disk 1 (without need to login)

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by rhoff, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. rhoff

    rhoff Network Guru Member

    I want to make a public accessable share. One which you can access without logon.

    I can't find out how to do this.
    Can anybody help?
  2. gregh

    gregh Network Guru Member

    Log in
    Go to Administration
    Go to Advanced
    Go to Shares
    Create a new share, enter the new name, what drive (disk 1 in you situation), default folder (to make the folder name the same as the share name).
    Save the new share
    Go to top of same page and select the new share from the list
    Click on Access
    Add 'everyone' with either read or read/write access.
  3. rhoff

    rhoff Network Guru Member

    Thanks gregh,

    I tried this (already) several times.
    But still "DISK 1 (Public Data)" isn't a hyperlink (not directly accessable).

    DISK 2, which is a Memory Stick, is (by default) directly accessable.

    The share settings for both disks are the same.

    The frimware version is V2.3R29.
  4. gregh

    gregh Network Guru Member

    I see your point.

    In the web interface, "Disk 1 (Public Data)" is a link to the Disk 1 Share, which is ***a directory on disk 1*** and by default a public share. Linksys seems to have a nomenclature problem in that they refer to disk 1 as both a drive and a shared directory.

    First, go shares, in the web interface, highlight Disk 1 and check that the access is set to everyone.

    Next, if you are using windows xp, go to My Network Places-->Microsoft Windows Network-->Your Workgroup-->and select the NSLU2, then select Disk 1, and add your files/directories. These files and/or directories will be visible through the web interface. You can also do this through windows explorer, my computer, or in linux/mac osx, through samba.

    Hope this helps
  5. gregh

    gregh Network Guru Member

    Also, you say it's not a hyperlink... Has disk 1 been formated, and if so, does it say formatted under the disk section of the Admin menu? It could be that your NSLU2 isn't recognizing the drive. This has happened to me and others, see other threads for further help.
  6. rhoff

    rhoff Network Guru Member

    That's it. in my mindset DISK 1 was the disk and not the share.

    Thanks for your help.
  7. rhoff

    rhoff Network Guru Member

    Enable Guest Logins (Menu Administration / System / Location) :

    If Enabled, DISK 1(Public Data) is free accessable (no login needed).
    If Disabled, you need to login, for example as guest.

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