Netgear R6900 - Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router User Manual (en)

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Figure 10. One 3.0 USB port is located on the front panel of the router
To connect a USB device:
1.
Insert your USB storage drive into the USB port on the front panel of the router.
2.
If your USB device uses a power supply, connect it.
You must use the power supply when you connect the USB device to the router.
When you connect the USB device to the router USB port, it might take up to two minutes before it is ready for
sharing. By default, the USB device is available to all computers on your local area network (LAN).
Access a Storage Device Connected to the Router
From a computer or device on the network, you can access a storage device that is connected to the router.
Access the Storage Device From a Windows Computer
To access the storage device from a Windows computer:
1.
Connect a USB storage device to a USB port on the router.
2.
If your USB device uses a power supply, connect it.
You must use the power supply when you connect the USB device to the router.
When you connect the storage device to the router’s port, it might take up to two minutes before the storage
device is ready for sharing. By default, the device is available to all computers on your local area network (LAN).
3.
On a Windows computer that is connected to the network, select Start > Run.
4.
Enter \\readyshare in the dialog box.
5.
Click the OK button.
Share a Storage Device Attached to the Router
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Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router Model R6900