How to configure local storage sharing on SR20?

Configuration Guide
Updated 01-31-2018 03:23:46 AM
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1. Connect Your USB Disk Insert your USB storage device into the router’s USB port directly or using a USB cable.

Tips:

• If you use USB hubs, make sure no more than 4 devices are connected to the 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, exFat, NTFS or HFS+.

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

2. Customize USB settings

By default, Share 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). Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, then log in with your Kasa account.

Note: Web management interface cannot be accessed if the router is not installed successfully via Kasa App.

2). Select Basic > USB Settings. Focus on the Folder Sharing section. Click the button to disable Share All, then click Add to add a new sharing folder.

3). Select the Volume Name and Folder Path, then enter a Folder Name as you like.

4). Decide the way you share the folder:

• Allow Guest Network Access: If you tick this check box, clients on Guest Network will be able to access the shared folders

• Enable Authentication: If you tick this check box, you will be required to use a username and password to access the folder.

• Enable Write Access: If you tick this check box, network clients can modify the folder.

• Enable Media Sharing: If you tick this check box, you can view photos, play music and watch movies in the folder directly from DLNA-supported devices.

5). Click OK.

Tips: The router can share 32 volumes at most. You can click on the page to detach the corresponding volume you do not need to share.

3. To Set up Authentication for Data Security

1). Select Advanced > USB Settings > Sharing Access. Focus on the Sharing Account section.

2). Choose Use Default Account (admin) or Use New Account and click SAVE.

3). Enable Authentication to apply the account you just set.

Note: Due to Windows credential mechanism, you might be unable to access the USB disk after changing Authentication settings. Please log out from Windows and try to access again.

4. To Customize the Address of the USB Disk

1). Select Advanced > USB Settings > Sharing Access. Focus on the Sharing Settings section.

2). Make sure Network Neighborhood is ticked, and enter a Network/Media Server Name as you like, such as My-share, then click SAVE.

3). Now you can access the USB disk by visiting \\My-share (for Windows) or smb:// My-share (for Mac).

5. Access Your USB Disk

For Windows:

Open the Windows Explorer (or go to Computer), type the server address \\tplinkwifi.net or ftp://tplinkwifi.net in the address bar, enter a username and password if required and then press [Enter].

Note: Here we take Windows 7 as an example.

For Mac:

1) Click Go in the top left corner of the desktop and go to Connect to Server.

2) Type the server address smb://tplinkwifi.net/volume1.

3) Click Connect.

Note: Here we take volume1 (share name of the folder) for example.

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