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BT HomeHub 2 and external drives

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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
Is it possible to connect an external harddrive to the USB port on a BT HomeHub2? I have tried but neither the hub or my computer sees it. Has anyone managed to do this and able to offer help?
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7y, 7m agoPosted 7 years, 7 months ago
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I thought that the USB ports were only for use as a wireless print server but if I'm wrong then please advise.
#2
From wikipedia

The Home Hub includes a USB-A port which has no documented function. It has been found that some devices (such as printers and USB mass storage devices) connected to this port can be shared on that Hub's network. Storage devices (hard disks and thumb drives) must be formatted to FAT32, and hard disk drives must have an external power supply. For hard disks, simply map a drive letter to either \\Thomson\bt_7g on v1 and v1.5 hubs, or \\Thomson\Disk_a1 on V2.0 hubs. All versions of the Home Hub V1, V1.5 and V2.0 have the USB-A port which can be used for hard drives, but the V2.0 no longer has a USB-B port for connecting to the PC. Ethernet must now be used.
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deathtrap3000;5332298
From wikipedia

The Home Hub includes a USB-A port which has no documented function. It has been found that some devices (such as printers and USB mass storage devices) connected to this port can be shared on that Hub's network. Storage devices (hard disks and thumb drives) must be formatted to FAT32, and hard disk drives must have an external power supply. For hard disks, simply map a drive letter to either \\Thomson\bt_7g on v1 and v1.5 hubs, or \\Thomson\Disk_a1 on V2.0 hubs. All versions of the Home Hub V1, V1.5 and V2.0 have the USB-A port which can be used for hard drives, but the V2.0 no longer has a USB-B port for connecting to the PC. Ethernet must now be used.



I found this on Google, but does not seem to work, unless I'm doing something wrong.
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ON XP > My Network Places > add network place > [URL="file://\\192.168.1.253\Disk_a1"]\\192.168.1.253\Disk_a1[/URL] had this set up for a while.
#5
it's not very fast either
#6
I've had a USB2 8GB flash drive and then 40GB 3.5" IDE (both FAT32), connected, very, very slow, I think its USB 1.1 speed.

http://www.jarviser.co.uk/jarviser/howto1.html#type6
#7
Hi,

Just found this thread - been wondering this for a while... Does anyone know if this is all still the case, and also if a PS3 would recognize and read files (movies for instance) stored on the HD, over wifi?

Cheers
#8
slipperyid
Hi,

Just found this thread - been wondering this for a while... Does anyone know if this is all still the case, and also if a PS3 would recognize and read files (movies for instance) stored on the HD, over wifi?

Cheers



It still works. I have just done it on Windows 7 laptop. Movies would be very slow I think.
#9
Cheers! So if i pick up one of the 1/2TB HDDs floating about on here, i can plug it into the home hub and have something vaguelly approaching a wifi nas drive... albeit much much slower.

okay, having reread all the above, maybe not TBs... if it's FAT32 it'll have to be up to... 30GB? Something like that?

(sorry for rambing message, has been a long old day!)
#10
Thats amazing :)

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