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Connecting to Home Hub USB from mac

I am having problems with the HDD (Fat32) plugged into the usb port on my router (bt Home hub 3).

 

My windows pc can access the drive without problem. However, on my mac (osx lion) I type the same address (smb://192.168.1.254/USB_Disk/Drive Name) into the 'Finder / Connect to server’ window and I get the error: The was a problem connecting to the server.

 

Does anyone have any ideas as to why my mac cannot connect to the drive?

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Connecting to Home Hub USB from mac

Hi, thankyou for your reply.

 

could you help me understand the solution accepted in the first of the above links. Somthing about waiting 15mins?

 

The second link looks also to be the same issue a, but dosn't appear to get solved.

 

The third link appears to discuss using airport extreme as a solution, however this is not somthing i have access to.

 

Thanks

Tim

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Guide: How to connect a USB drive to BTHomeHub3 on a Mac

Whilst BT helpfully publish a guide on how to access a USB drive connected to the BTHomeHub3, it is only relevant to Windows users.

 

I have (I believe) come up with a solution for Mac users. As I have been unable to find any similar guide elsewhere on the forum (or on the internet anywhere), I thought that I would share it.

 

1. Click on Finder.
2. On the Finder Toolbar select Go -> Connect to Server...
3. In the Server Address box, type in smb://192.168.1.254/ then hit Connect
4. A new Finder window should then open with the USB HDD visible. In my case it was called USB1

You can also set it up to connect automatically on login

5. Select System Preferences
6. Users and Groups
7. Login Items
8. Add (+ symbol)
9. Navigate to USB1 (the IP address should be under Shared in the bar on the left hand side)
10. Select USB1 and click Add
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Richard
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Re: Connecting to Home Hub USB from mac

1. Click on Finder.
2. On the Finder Toolbar select Go -> Connect to Server...
3. In the Server Address box, type in smb://192.168.1.254/ then hit Connect
4. A new Finder window should then open with the USB HDD visible. In my case it was called USB1

You can also set it up to connect automatically on login

5. Select System Preferences
6. Users and Groups
7. Login Items
8. Add (+ symbol)
9. Navigate to USB1 (the IP address should be under Shared in the bar on the left hand side)
10. Select USB1 and click Add
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Re: Guide: How to connect a USB drive to BTHomeHub3 on a Mac

Just tried this and all i get is there was a problem connecting to the server. the share does not exist please check the share name then try again.

 

Any ideas?

 

Have 3 windows computers working perfectly with it but have never managed to get the mac to work.  frustrating.

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Re: Guide: How to connect a USB drive to BTHomeHub3 on a Mac

BUMP

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Re: Guide: How to connect a USB drive to BTHomeHub3 on a Mac

 

I had trouble with this but have now resolved as follows:

 

1. Delete all keychain entries for any attempts that youve allready tried. (only logging in as guest after doing this did it for me)

2. In Finder, Go > Connect To Server > smb://192.168.1.254/USB_Disk/

3. Pick Guest

 

note the full path worked for me also:

smb://192.168.1.254/USB_Disk/HardDriveName_1058133_1/

 

Done

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