MD1600: File Sharing and Drive Mapping

MD1600 File sharing and drive mapping instructions

First verify the MD1600 successfully recognizes your drive, to do so, plug your drive into the USB port on the back of the router, then open the router’s configuration manager via 192.168.0.1 and navigate to Advanced > Advanced Settings > File Sharing > File Sharing, on this page, you should be able to see the volumes names, file system, total and used space for each partition on your drive. Now you will need to create user accounts to authenticate access to your drive, to do so, navigate to User Account > Add Create a username and password and make sure you save and it shows up under User Account Configuration.

Windows 7&10 Drive Discovery

Open Windows File Explorer (Windows Key + E), in the address bar, erase everything in the line and enter \\192.168.0.1, you should be prompted for a username and password, which are the ones you created in the MD1600 Configuration Manager. If the credentials are correct, the folder for the drive should appear and you should be able to see the files within it.

For Windows 10 users, you may need to enable SMBv1 by opening the Control Panel > Programs > Turn Windows Features On Or Off > Expand SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support > Check SMB 1.0/CIFS File Client > OK and Restart Now.

Windows 7&10 Drive Mapping

Open Windows File Explorer (Windows Key + E), on the Navigation Pane, right click on Computer (This PC on Windows 10) and open Map Network Drive, choose a letter for your drive and enter \\192.168.0.1\<folder name on your drive>\ into Folder input field. To have your operating system connect to the drive automatically after system startup check Reconnect at Logon (Reconnect at sign-in on Windows 10) and click finish. The network drive should now appear next to your local drives even after system reboot.

MacOS X 10 Drive Discovery

Finder > Go > Connect To Server > enter smb://192.168.0.1

You should be prompted for a username and password, which are the ones you created in the MD 1600 Configuration Manager. If the credentials are correct, the folder for the drive should appear and you should be able to see the files within it.

MacOS X 10 Drive Mapping

Finder > Go > Connect To Server > enter smb://192.168.0.1

Navigate to System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items > + Locate the mounted drive and select a folder from within the drive and click Add, save your changes and exit. The drive should now appear on your Finder Window Sidebar as long as you have set Connected Servers enabled/to show

This was tested using removable USB drives as type MBR (using 1 partition) and type GPT (using 5 partitions).

NOTE(s): Any drive size exceeding 2TB in size will be of type GPT.

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