Enabling NFS between router and Windows 8

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by dlt101, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. dlt101

    dlt101 Network Newbie Member

    I have been searching for hours and cannot find any coherent step by step procedure for accessing the USB drive (plugged into router) from my Windows 8 file manager. Some sites seem to assume it is obvious, while others figure you will use FTP. The remaining notes I can find are written for Linux gurus.

    I have a Belkin router (Asus compatible) running TomatoUSB
    (version tomato-K26USB-1.28.RT-N5x-MIPSR2-120-VPN.trx from Shibby site).

    I have enabled USB support and NTFS (presumably so I can read my USB drive), but clearly something else is needed to get the router to talk to Windows. I would prefer to access the files through the normal file manager (network section) instead of something like Filezilla. Searching around the net it sounds like NFS is superior to SAMBA (though I barely know what those mean). But I cannot seem to find the steps to make either one of these happen. I have some experience with computers, but this is new territory, and I need simple steps that do not assume I know Linux or have a background in networking.
  2. dlt101

    dlt101 Network Newbie Member

    Found the problem. In File sharing, I had left the default workgroup name. When I entered the name I'm using on Windows, everything started to work!!
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