How to set up Media Sharing on your TP-Link cable modem routers (new logo)?

The feature of Media Sharing allows you to view photos, play music and watch movies stored on the USB disk directly from DLNA-supported devices, such as your computer, pad and PS2/3/4.

Here takes Archer CR700 as demonstration:

Connect Your USB Disk

Insert your USB storage device into the modem router’s USB port directly or using a USB cable. Wait several seconds until the USB LED becomes solid on.

Tips:

• If you use USB hubs, make sure no more than 4 devices are connected to the modem router.

• If the USB storage device requires using bundled external power, make sure the external power has been connected.

• If you use a USB hard drive, make sure its file system is FAT32 or NTFS.

• Before you physically disconnect a USB device from the modem router, safely remove it to avoid data damage: Go to Advanced > USB Settings > Disk Settings and click

Access the Media Files on Your USB Disk

Now the DLNA-supported devices (such as your computer and pad) connected to the modem router can detect and play the media files on the USB disks.

To Only Share Specific Content

By default, Sharing All is enabled so all content on the USB disk is shared. If you want to only share specific folders, follow the steps below:

1. Log into the web-based management interface of the cable modem router. If you don’t know how to do that, please refer to How to log into the web-based management interface of TP-Link cable modem routers (new logo)?

2. Select Basic > USB Settings > Folder Sharing.

3. Focus on the section of Sharing Folders. Click the button to disable Sharing All, then click Add to add a new sharing folder.

4. Select the Volume and Folder Path, then enter a Share Name as you like.

5. Tick Enable Media Sharing and click OK.

Tips:

The modem router can share eight volumes at most. You can click on the page to detach the corresponding volume you do not need to share.

To Specify the Media Server

You can also modify the media server name or disable the feature of Media Sharing as needed.

1. Log into the web-based management interface of the cable modem router. If you don’t know how to do that, please refer to How to log into the web-based management interface of TP-Link cable modem routers (new logo)?

2. Select Advanced > USB Settings > Folder Sharing.

3. Enter a Network/Media Server Name as you like, such as Myshare. You can deselect the checkbox of Media Server to disable the media server feature.

4. Click Save.

Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.

This Article Applies to:
CR1900( V1 ) , Archer CR700( V2 ) , Archer CR500( V1 )
Configuration Guide | Updated 03-03-2017 01:02:29 AM