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somersetsimon
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Mapping network drive to hard drive via Home Hub

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Having some trouble here. I'm trying to share my USB hard disk over my home network by plugging it into my home hub.
I've seen a few posts suggesting you just put //192.168.1.254 in the 'Map Network Drive' Dialogue box or try 'net use' from the command line, but for both of these I just get 'Network path not found'.
I installed a network file explorer on my Android phone and I can see that network path and even open all the files on the connected hard disk and stream videos from it!
Any suggestions?
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Distinguished Sage
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Re: Mapping network drive to hard drive via Home Hub

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Which Homehub are you using?

Have you tried soft resetting the Homehub to see if it then shows the drive on the network?

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Re: Mapping network drive to hard drive via Home Hub

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Go to Control Panel > Programs > Turn Windows Features on and off  > SMB 1.0/CIFS sharing support and tick SMB 1.0/CIFS  Client

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somersetsimon
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Re: Mapping network drive to hard drive via Home Hub

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Thanks - that works!
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Re: Mapping network drive to hard drive via Home Hub

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What worked, the hub reset or turning on Windows SMB 1.0/CIFS  Client

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somersetsimon
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SMB
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cathalmcg
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Resurrecting this thread because I think the user wasn't given enough info. Enabling SMB can leave you open to viruses ransomware etc. Just type in to Google asking why SMBv1 was disabled in the first place.

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The thread is a year old and the OP has not been on the forum in that time so you may not get a reply.

 

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cathalmcg
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Maybe not, but who knows how many people will look over this thread looking for a solution and instead get a one-way ticket to VirusTown on the Malware Express.

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If they have up to date anti malware and AV on their system and their Operating system has all the updates installed the risk is minimised if they still have to use SMB1 because of a legacy device.  

See Links

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2017/ms17-010

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/101/2018/12/how-threat-actors-are-using-smb-vulnerabilities/#targetTex...

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