Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by *freelancer*, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. *freelancer*

    *freelancer* LI Guru Member

    Hello All,

    I am new to this. Thanks to all for this great resource. I recently bought a WRTSL54GS. It works great and decided to use it completely and attached a Seagate FreeAgent Pro 320GB USB External HD to the WRTSL54GS.

    I changed the Workgroup to match my home LAN and I can see it on all PCs (Ethernet & Wireless) and can access it fine.

    I also setup the DynDNS to access my Router from Outside - all fine until now.

    However, How do i access this HDD from outside. My questions is - When I use my DynDNS domain, it directly takes me to my Router and I can only enter using the Admin ID/Pwd for the router.

    Question 1: How can I access the USB drive from outside as Admin? :confused:
    Question 2: How Do I allow a guest access to the same USB HDD? :confused:

    Please shed some light on this matter. Earnestly waiting for a reply.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    what firmware are you using? Linksys original or 3rd party (Thibor, DDWRT).

    I think there is a possibility to connect using FTP. I do have a SL (with thibor on it), but I have not used the storage link in a while. FTP is probably your best bet. Create user logins and try to connect to it.
  3. *freelancer*

    *freelancer* LI Guru Member

    Thanks so Much For the Reply.

    The issue is that the Web Utility (interface) to the Router @ does not offer the FTP Option.

    I found that My Status Tab Shows Firmware Version : v2.00.1, Nov. 7, 2005 BUT - On the linksys site, i see the Firmware for my Model as 2.06.0 10/27/2006 Version.

    Even the Linksys User Guide PDF Document DOES NOT have FTP option in the Storage TAB on any of the screen shots. The Guide is at http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Sate...nksys/Common/VisitorWrapper&lid=6784839789B06

    I think I must do a factory Reset - then Access the Utility with Admin password and then see if i get a FTP Option in the Storage TAB - If I dont - I presume a Firware issue.

    Please advise. Thanks.
  4. *freelancer*

    *freelancer* LI Guru Member

    It was a Firware issue - Flashed the New Firmware and under STORAGE tab, got a new option for FTP :cool:

    Now, just need to work on that - I think I will play with it and figure it out.
    THanks a lot for all the help !!
    Cheers !
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I would recommend HyperWRT Thibor17RC3 firmware for this. it gives added features and has a better responding ftp server. www.thibor.co.uk
  6. *freelancer*

    *freelancer* LI Guru Member

    Thanks a lot for the suggestion. I visited http://www.thibor.co.uk and looks impressive (and beats me)

    However, since I am new, Let me ask - Will it have a GUI like the Original Firmware - Can I revert to it by a Factory Default if things go wrong ?

    I am no expert on this stuff but unless you dont play - you dont learn right - So i am gonna give it a shot anyways....
  7. GhaladReam

    GhaladReam Network Guru Member

    Yes. Thibor's firmwares keep the original firmware's GUI, but with added features & options. You can also revert to factory default at any time should you not like 3rd party firmware. Just download the appropriate one from the Linksys website.
  8. *freelancer*

    *freelancer* LI Guru Member

    Thanks Again !

    Will WRTSL54GS with HyperWRT SL Thibor17rc3 support NTFS for read and write to USB disk from LAN/Internet ?

    Per http://www.thibor.co.uk/, it says "Added GUI RW support for NTFS, REISERFS, EXT2, EXT3, FAT, FAT32. Only FAT32 can be claimed by the router though. Perhaps a skilled user will make the mkfs.ntfs, mkfs.reiserfs, mkfs.ext2, etc as addons" for Verizon 15a.

    Which format would you suggest ?
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