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JennyEdwards
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Home Hub 2 & external hard drive

Hi

 

I have a home hub 2 and am trying to connect a western digital external usb to it. I have connected a basic 2gb memory stick to the usb and can access this with no problems however when I plug in the external hard drive and double click the bthub icon I get the following message "windows cannot access \\bthub check the spelling of the name otherwise there might be a problem with your network" does anyone have any suggestions please.

 

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imjolly
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Re: Home Hub 2 & external hard drive

in previous posts your HDD needs to be formatted to FAT32 and not NTFS

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Bert93
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Re: Home Hub 2 & external hard drive

sorry, why do people connect external HDD's to there HH? what does it do?

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JennyEdwards
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Re: Home Hub 2 & external hard drive

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Thanks for that but the drive is formatted as fat32 as I had read this in an earlier thread we did it before I posted however my hubby now informs me that he had formatted to exfat so I have done it as I asked him to do and now it works perfectly

 

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Bert93
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Re: Home Hub 2 & external hard drive

Glad you have it working :smileyhappy: but can someone answer me? why do you connect an external hdd to the hub?

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imjolly
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Re: Home Hub 2 & external hard drive

network storage accessible by all devices on the network

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