Posting here because BT themselves are useless.
I have spoken to 47 different people at BT since 8 August, trying to move to them from my earlier ISP. Broadband finally working yesterday.
Next problem: Am I correct in thinking that a network disk connected to BTHub4 via USB must be formatted as FAT32 (only)? If so, this would mean I have to go through the painful process of taking everying off my existing 1GB network drive, reformatting and restoring. More angst on the way................
Please confirm anyone.
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There already is a comment on this elsewhere on this site. The reply was that [if I remember correctly] that BT doesn't guarantee that a HD pugged into a home hub will function correctly. I have HH4 but I havent tried that yet. I know other non-BT hubs can work with HDs but it is down to the internal processor/programme whether that will work. If that is how it works then it must have something in common with a PC as per using FAT32 for a flash drive when installing Linux Lite on it.
I would forget using the USB port, and get a proper NAS (Network Attached Storage) instead. You will have a better connection speed, and greater security.
Well, BT do say a HDD can be connected to HH4 (somewhere), but they also claim many other things that they cannot deliver. I'll go with a NAS solution as suggested by Keith Beddoe in a later post.