[Q] Mount USB share (CIFS/SAMBA) though Ethernet?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by INathan007, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. INathan007

    INathan007 Network Newbie Member

    I have TomatoUSB on my Linksys WRT54G v4 router but it doesn't have USB ports. So I wonder if it's possible to get a Female USB to male Ethernet and set it up so the router recognizes it as a network share (CIFS/SAMBA) so I can access it through SSH from anywhere with my smartphone or just from my laptop at home.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Grimson

    Grimson Networkin' Nut Member

    Well if the USB to Ethernet adapter offers this functionality it should work. Though I've yet to see an adapter like this. The only ones I have seen so far use their own proprietary virtualization software to communicate with the connected USB devices, which wont work on tomato.

    Better look for a simple NAS device like this one: http://www.digitus.info/en/products...ni-nas-server-for-external-usb-hdd-dn-7023-1/
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  3. INathan007

    INathan007 Network Newbie Member

  4. Retronite

    Retronite Networkin' Nut Member

    They're not that expensive compared to 6 or so years ago. I bought my 2TB WD My Book Live NAS box for £125 about 2.5 years ago. Still fantastic now with 10/100/1000 connection, much quicker and reliable than USB. Just need to shop around for it to get the deals.
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  5. INathan007

    INathan007 Network Newbie Member

    I know, but I expected some cheap adapter from China to go the job, like I usually look for.But I guess it doesn't exist. :D
  6. leandroong

    leandroong LI Guru Member

    Have you thought of using smartphone SD storage as NAS? This is possible using android app called "wireless file transfer (free)" and CIFS, for router setup. In my case, I can access my android folder using: "http://10.0.1.x:2345". This is similar to cifs setup or maybe NFS client.
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  7. INathan007

    INathan007 Network Newbie Member

    Yes, I have! :D
    As a matter of fact, right now I'm using the app Samba Filesharing but apparently, it only supports the internal SD, so I'll try that one out. Thanks!
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