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poshmoggy
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Homehub 3 USB Socket/Media Server

Hi,

 

Noob question re Homehub 3 which I just got yesterday having moved to BT from elsewhere...

 

I've plugged in a USB hard drive and I can see it on my PC. Mapped network drives etc. Really please that HH3 can act as a 'file server'.

 

I tried to see it on my PS3 but can't. Is there anyway that folk have come across to be able to set a USB drive up from HH3 as a media server?

 

Thanks for any help.

 

poshmoggy

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meaga-byte
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Re: Homehub 3 USB Socket/Media Server

Im getting my HH3 in a week so will have a play with Ps3 and media server.

Im hoping its a simple plug and play but from what you say maybe its not.

Have you made sure the USB media is fat32 and not NTFS?

You might find that for the PS3 to access a media drive it has to be assigned an IP address.

Much like a NAS drive or network storage device.

If you get it working let us know 😄

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poshmoggy
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Re: Homehub 3 USB Socket/Media Server

I'll have a play... when the kids take a rest from LBP2!

 

From what I saw in the HH3 setup screens, it sees the USB drive as just that, without any ability to assign an IP. My drive is formatted to NTFS, so I'll have a crack at FAT32 and see if it makes a difference. I might just be exercising some wishful thinking on the media server side of things, but the ability to file serve is a real bonus.

 

Will post back with any progress.

 

pm

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Geoff93
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Re: Homehub 3 USB Socket/Media Server

The IP for the usb on the hh2 is 192.168.1.253. Have you tried that?
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meaga-byte
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Re: Homehub 3 USB Socket/Media Server

lol geof wrong IP.

The ps would know the routers IP due to having internet access 😄

 

Yes, PS3 wont see a NTFS formated drive. Must be FAT32. making keeping HD movies over 4GB a real pain in the **bleep**

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Geoff93
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Re: Homehub 3 USB Socket/Media Server

The IP for the router is 254 - the IP for my USB on a HH2a is 253
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poshmoggy
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Re: Homehub 3 USB Socket/Media Server

Been having a play with this today... but no joy.

 

I now have a FAT32 drive attached to HH3 which is visible to all PCs who can share files etc. The Homehub can handle both NTFS and FAT32 by the way - either visble and usable by the PCs.

 

There is some music, videos etc on there, but I can't get PS3 to recognise the HH3 as a media server despite it identifying itself in Windows as "Windows Media Connect Compatible (Home Hub 3.0 Multi Mode)". Suspect the issue is at the PS3 side of things

 

Anyhow, I'm happy enough that I can file share easily without shelling out for extra kit.

 

Thanks very much for all the help on here.

 

pm

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Geoff93
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Re: Homehub 3 USB Socket/Media Server

Glad to have a happy customer.
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meathane
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Message 9 of 28

Re: Homehub 3 USB Socket/Media Server

will it support HFS+, the Mac Extended journaled format, for network USB drive sharing?

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meathane
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Re: Homehub 3 USB Socket/Media Server

'glad to have another happy customer'. how helpful of BT. but hold on, 3 weeks later and i still dont have an answer to my very simple question. this is what i expect from bt. unfortunately, i dont have a choice and have to use bt for my broadband, something i am absolutely dreading.

 

for anyone wanting an answer to my question, im guessing the bt answer is 'sign up for 18 months and see for yourself'. great.

 

oh god wish me luck

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