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Hi,

 

I have a BT HomeHub2.0 and on the rear panel, is a USB connector identical to those found a PC or laptop.

Does anyone know what this connector can be used for ?? Perhaps a printer connection or Network Storage ?

There is no mention of this connector or its function, in any of the data supplied with the Hub.....

 

Thanks!

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the usb connection can be used for NAS ( network attached storage ) it can be used for a printer,but, can be fiddly to set up. most users only use it for NAS

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Thanks to both contributors for your prompt replies - Much appreciated Smiley Happy

 

I just wonder why there is no mention of this port in the literature supplied with the hub .........

In fact, the literature is sadly lacking in many respects - just a 'Quick Guide' booklet describing basic installation.

I would have thought that there would be a more detailed manual on the CD supplied with the hub, but a search through the content provided nothing......

I'll try connecting my NAS drive, which has been lying unused  for some time.

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Hi Willum, Sorry I'm away from my pc at the moment, you will need the IP address of that "port"--- I think the last figure is normally one less than the address of the home hub. All the best Michael
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@deltaflyer wrote:

the usb connection can be used for NAS ( network attached storage ) it can be used for a printer,but, can be fiddly to set up. most users only use it for NAS



"NAS"

 

Is that just another name for an external HDD?

 

Pete

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NAS = Network-attached storage

 

So it means storage devices (such as hard disks) conected through your network.  If you don't have a network, you won't have NAS.

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