I'm try to access a USB drive plugged into my new Technicolor router click here shows step by step how to do it.
I'm failing at step 5 / 6, When I input the Samba Share name to File explorer (Technicolor) in my case all it does is open the admin pages of the router (192.168.1.1) in Chrome instead of showing the folders on the drive in File explorer.
What am I doing wrong?
Changing the Samba share name creates and error - using the share from the drive info bottom of step 5 also produces and error.
I can see the files using the DLNA server they appear in WMP and on my humax box but obviously I cannot add or delete files this way.
I would also like to access the files using Filezilla is this possible?
Fruit Bat, instead of faffing around with typing in backslashes etc, the share should be available in the "Network" section of File Explorer (assuming your PC's running Windows 10). If no network shares are shown then you'll need to make sure that "Network Discovery" is turned on.
If everything looks fine but it's still not working then reboot the router, wait a while, then restart your computer.
If it still doesn't work then try accessing the USB share from a different computer. That'll help determine whether it's a computer or router problem.
PS: A Google search says that the "Samba workgroup" must be the same workgroup as used by your computers so check that it is.
Network discovery is switched on. (PC does not have wireless and is connected to router by ethernet cable only)
MediaAccess TG589ac v2 shows under network infrastructure but sends me to the admin pages.
I had already changed changed the Workgroup name to suit the Smaba workgroup (one of the first things I did)
Router has been rebooted router several times as I am rearranging my power supply systems so router and connected external HDD containing media files are permanently live while PC is off. (Other external drives and printer switch off when PC is Shutdown)
PC has been restarted (not shut down).
I try connecting via laptop is it best to use cable or wireless while trying to sort this problem?