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Re: Connect 2 USB Drives to WNDR 4500

Anon2015
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Connect 2 USB Drives to WNDR 4500

Hello,

 

I have a WNDR 4500 / N600 router. I already have one USB drive attached (USB_Storage (\\READYSHARE) (T:) which works fine.

I want to attach a second USB drive to the other socket. I can attach it and However when the router gets turned on/off again the drive letters get switched around

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ElaineM
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Re: Connect 2 USB Drives to WNDR 4500

@Anon2015 Have you tried removing the letter drive and add by mapping it again?

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team

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Anon2015
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Re: Connect 2 USB Drives to WNDR 4500

I have a WNDR 4500 / N600 router. I already have one USB drive attached (USB_Storage (\\READYSHARE) (T: ) which works fine.

I want to attach a second USB drive to the other socket. I can attach it and map it to a drive letter (I:), all works perfectly. However when the router gets turned on/off again the drive letters get switched around (T points to the I drive and vice versa).

It is possible to attach two USB drives at the same time isn’t it?

Any ideas? (Sorry first post was posted before I’d finished writing…)

Thanks.

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ElaineM
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Re: Connect 2 USB Drives to WNDR 4500

Welcome to the community, @Anon2015

 

That should work. What's the exact model version of your router?

The version number can be verified here.

Do you have the latest firmware installed on the router?

The router firmware can be downloaded from here and here's an article on how to upgrade the firmware manually.

After firmware upgrade, reset the router for 10 seconds using a paperclip.

Resetting the router will require reconfiguration.

Let us know what happens.

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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Anon2015
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Re: Connect 2 USB Drives to WNDR 4500

ElaineM,

Thanks for the reply and advice.

The exact model version of my router is WNDR4500 N900 Wirless Dual Band Gigabit Router.

It already had the latest firmware version on: V1.0.1.40_1.0.68.

I reset the router. (It didn't seem to work with the paperclip so I did it through NETGEAR Genie.)

 

It found both drives.

I didn't realise they would both show up under \\READYSHARE\.

I have now mapped both to drive letters T: and I:.

 

I'll see how stable this is over the next few days.

 

Thnaks for your help.

 

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Anon2015
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It had now been a few days but I continue to have a problem.

 

Both USB drives keep their drive letters.

 

i.Tunes \\READYSHARE (I:) works fine, but the other drive:

 

\\READYSHARE (T:) keeps changing name, it swaps between "USB_Storage" and "T_Drive".

I set the name to "USB_Storage" using Netgear  Genie, but it keeps changing back to "T_drive". This means the shortcuts etc don't dfind the drive...

 

Any ideas how to keep one name?

 

Thanks

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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: Connect 2 USB Drives to WNDR 4500

@Anon2015 Have you tried removing the letter drive and add by mapping it again?

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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Anon2015
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Hi Elaine,

After a few tries and remapping, and removiong and remappiong again it seems to be stable now. Thanks for your help.

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ElaineM
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Re: Connect 2 USB Drives to WNDR 4500

You're welcome!

Glad that it's now working.

Thank you for the update!

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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