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SA_2012
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External Hard Drive with BT HOME HUB 3

 

I have an external hard drive of about 500 GB which I want to attach with BT HOME HUB 3 and share its contents (movies etc) with other computers attached to the BT HH3 (wireless).

 

I have windows 7 installed on all the laptops if that makes any difference... could anyone please guide me how I can have the hard drive over the home network throught BT HH3.

 

Thanks,  

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Deathtrap3000
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Re: External Hard Drive with BT HOME HUB 3

\\192.168.1.254

 

type that into a windows explorer folder window.

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Distinguished Sage
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Re: External Hard Drive with BT HOME HUB 3


@Deathtrap3000 wrote:

\\192.168.1.254

 

type that into a windows explorer folder window.


I think you mean 192.168.1.253, as that is the USB port.

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Deathtrap3000
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Re: External Hard Drive with BT HOME HUB 3

no i mean 254 as its the hub which is sharing the usb device that your trying to connect to


@Keith_Beddoe wrote:

@Deathtrap3000 wrote:

\\192.168.1.254

 

type that into a windows explorer folder window.


I think you mean 192.168.1.253, as that is the USB port.


 

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SA_2012
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Re: External Hard Drive with BT HOME HUB 3

....thank you everyone for replying to my post.... I have tried the number and it works for a normal USB (4GB) but when I attach the 500 GB, it doesn't bring anything ... any idea why...?

 

 

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Davvidof
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Re: External Hard Drive with BT HOME HUB 3

Does it only work with a drive that is formatted as 'fat 32'  I tried it with mine and it is 'ntfs' and was not recognised?

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SA_2012
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Re: External Hard Drive with BT HOME HUB 3

The memoray stick which worked was formated as fat32 but the external hard drive is not. I tried to reformat it to fat32 but my computer doesn't give me fat32 option...may be its the windows 7 thing... or may be its something with the hard drive.... anyways, I will try to format it with a computer running an older version of windows to see if that gives me an option of fat32 format...  will write again later... 

 

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Deathtrap3000
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Re: External Hard Drive with BT HOME HUB 3

Theres a free program you can download on win 7 that can format to fat32. Forgot what its called though. Google will help you.
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