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using an external drive formatted exFAT with USB port in Nighhawk R7000P(AC2300)

Three conversations with NetGear have been unable to get readyshare to see my WD external drive when plugged into either USB port on the Nighthawk R7000P router. Back in 2015 this question was asked but not answered. Should the current functioning of my router support exFAT or should I reformat the drive? Manual doesn't list exFAT as supported. I thought I'd ask before reformatting.

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Re: using an external drive formatted exFAT with USB port in Nighhawk R7000P(AC2300)

doesn't support exfat as far as I know. 

https://kb.netgear.com/24059/What-are-the-USB-drive-requirements-for-my-Nighthawk-router

 

CM2000-> Arris AX11000 W31-> GS716v2-> WAX***-AP

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Re: using an external drive formatted exFAT with USB port in Nighhawk R7000P(AC2300)

doesn't support exfat as far as I know. 

https://kb.netgear.com/24059/What-are-the-USB-drive-requirements-for-my-Nighthawk-router

 

CM2000-> Arris AX11000 W31-> GS716v2-> WAX***-AP

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Thanks. I just wondered why Netgear support wasn't aware of this.

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Its a good question 

CM2000-> Arris AX11000 W31-> GS716v2-> WAX***-AP
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Re: using an external drive formatted exFAT with USB port in Nighhawk R7000P(AC2300)

I'm in an all Mac world and in Disc Utility,it's reformatting app, none of the formats on Netgear's list are offered. Any suggestions?

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Re: using an external drive formatted exFAT with USB port in Nighhawk R7000P(AC2300)

I don't have/use a mac. but FAT32 is supported and this aricle walks through doing it on a mac. 

https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac/how-format-drive-for-mac-3541758/

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Re: using an external drive formatted exFAT with USB port in Nighhawk R7000P(AC2300)

Thanks again, you've been very helpful.

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Hope that gets it working for you!

CM2000-> Arris AX11000 W31-> GS716v2-> WAX***-AP
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