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Can I put a thumb drive with music on the Orbi

JDB190
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Can I put a thumb drive with music on the Orbi

I have some wifi definitive technology speakers. I had a night hawk ac1900 and I put a thumb drive into the router USB slot and I was able to access the music files on my difinitive tech. Apps.
It didn't work when I put it into the Orbi USB drive. Why can I not access my music files?
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DarrenM
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Re: Can I put a thumb drive with music on the Orbi

Hello JDB190

 

Orbi only supports printers via the usb port at this time.

 

DarrenM

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Bing-Stroller
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Re: Can I put a thumb drive with music on the Orbi

Yes,

 

I am using the standard Firmware V1.12.0.18 and I currently have music and video files on a 16GB PNY thumb drive which is attached to my Orbi router.

 

Using VLC Local Network connections I can select READYSHARE from the options which then displays USB_Storage which in turn displays the loaded folders/files.

 

Both videos and music play perfectly in VLC.

 

I have tried various other USB drives but so far only the PNY drive has worked for me.  

 

 

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JDB190
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Re: Can I put a thumb drive with music on the Orbi

Thank you for your response but does it matter if it is a 2.0. Or a 3.0 thumb drive? Thank you for your help.
Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Bing-Stroller
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Re: Can I put a thumb drive with music on the Orbi

It's actually marked up on the router as USB 2.0 so that's what I used.

 

As previous - of the ones I tried, PNY was the only one that worked with my router.

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