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Registered: ‎01-03-2018

Cannot connect to router USB drive via WIndows 10 SOLUTION

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I connected my 3TB USB3.0 to my EA7500 and the router recognised it. My media player conencted to it and I could connect to it via FTP but the windows explorer would not connect at all at the given address \\


After much head scratching and chatting to online support to no avail I found the solution.


Linksys firmware uses the SMBv1 protocol which was disabled by Microsoft in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update due to it being vulnerable to exploits. Whilst we await Linksys to update their firmwares to SMBv2 or SMBv3 you can enable the protocol in Windows 10 yourselves.


Microsoft Page


Go to Programs and Features in Control panel and click Turn WIndows Features On and Off


Scroll down to where you see SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support and expand. You will see the client box is unticked. Tick it and click OK and it will ask you to reboot.




Once done you can manually add a Network drive using the IP address

 *edit* Put in link to Microsoft notes