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Connect External Hard Drive to Orbi network?

I have an external hard drive that connects via USB to my computers but I'm out of USB ports on the computer so I'm curious if I can connect it to the Orbi somehow and browsed to files from local network devices.

Model: RBR50|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Router
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Re: Connect External Hard Drive to Orbi network?

USB drives is not currently supported on Orbi. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.16.22
RBK50 v2.7.2.102
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111

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Re: Connect External Hard Drive to Orbi network?

USB drives is not currently supported on Orbi. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.16.22
RBK50 v2.7.2.102
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111

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Re: Connect External Hard Drive to Orbi network?

Will external hard drives EVER be supported on Orbi?

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Re: Connect External Hard Drive to Orbi network?

Doesn't look like it. 

Please post about your desires for this over here though:

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Home/idb-p/idea-exchange-for-home

 

Good Luck. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.16.22
RBK50 v2.7.2.102
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Connect External Hard Drive to Orbi network?

and.... it looks like it never will be.  The newly released Orbi WiFi6 does not have a USB port.

I love my Orbi.
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Re: Connect External Hard Drive to Orbi network?

It doesn't nor a power button. Smiley Very Happy

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CM1200(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v3.2.16.22
RBK50 v2.7.2.102
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CAX80/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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