Setting up a NAS
There’s a quick and easy way to add network associated storage (NAS) to your BT Home Hub 6. This can be achieved by plugging some storage into the USB socket on the back of the router. Either with a USB stick or a USB drive. The home hub only uses USB 2.0 and this may affect data transfer times. What you end up using for your NAS drive will largely depend on how much centralised storage you want. A USB stick is pretty low cost and convenient, especially if you want to move pics and videos from one device to the next. Or perhaps create a low cost media server.
Page 5 BT Home Hub connection troubleshooting Think you have a faulty Hub? Nearly all the Hubs we get back as faulty are actually fine. Nearly all the Hubs we get back as faulty are actually fine. So if you think yours isn’t working properly, run through the three steps on the left and check the light If your connection is down or you think. I know wish to know if there is a limit on the USB drive size, some other threads suggest a limit of 500GB but one user said they got a 2TB external HDD (via usb) to work. Has anyone got anything over 500GB. Previously using a HH4 with two Western Digital External Drives (1 x 750 Byte & 1 x 2 TByte) connected via a USB hub into the USB port on the rear. By just typing 'run 192.168.1.254' I could see both devices and map them as separate network drives. With the HH5 I can only see the 750 Mbyte Drive (through the USB hub). I have a BT home hub that I use with 2 laptop PCs, these can connect to the internet via a wireless connection without a problem. I have just bought an external hard drive which I have plugged in to the Hub via the USB without issue and what I would love to do is have files stored on the hard drive that both PCs can access. Toshiba 3TB Canvio Basics USB 3.0 2.5' Portable Hard Drive (HDTB330EK3CA) at great prices. Full product description, technical specifications and customer reviews from BT Shop.
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- Attach your USB device to the hub
- Open your browser and enter the IP address of your router in the address bar. Probably 192.168.1.254
- Click the My Devices blue panel followed by the USB Panel
- Make a note of the name given to your attached USB Storage
- On your PC make sure Network Discovery is switched on via the advanced Sharing settings found in the Network Sharing Centre accessed through the control panel. - (Windows key + I / Network Sharing Centre / Change Advanced Sharing Options / Turn on network discovery.
- Return to your PC and call up file explorer (Windows Key + E)
- Navigate to my PC on the left, right click and choose 'add a network location' then choose Next
- In the dialogue box enter the IP address of your router and the name of the USB device you noted down e.g. (192.168.1.254”name”)
- When requested give it a name that is useful to you
- Hit next and open your new NAS