ext HDD + wifi router + macbook air

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by SergeyFomin, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. SergeyFomin macrumors newbie


    Jan 10, 2016
    I have a HDD WD 1TB (ExFAT) connected via USB to wi-fi router Lynksys (WRT160NL) The router can see the disk

    How can I make my macbook air see and read/write the HDD?

    Thank you in advance. [​IMG]
  2. satcomer, Jan 11, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2016

    satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Finder item 'Go' and 'Connect to Server' and then put in the SMB string and mount the networked share!
  3. SergeyFomin, Jan 11, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2016

    SergeyFomin thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jan 10, 2016
    Thanks, but I've done that and it doesn't work
    (screenshots are in Russian):

    this says (Connection failed - The server "" may not exist or it is unavailable at this time. Check the server name or IP address, check your network connection, and then try again.)

  4. techwarrior macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2009
    Not familiar with Linksys, but it appears the disk is not shared, just connected. You may have to format the disk for the Linksys to be able to create a share? Check the help link for more details.

    Also, Mac will attempt to connect using the logged in user's credentials. For example, if the user account on the Mac is "Sergey" with password "password", the mac will try using this to connect to the SMB share. It may require you to use the login credentials for the Linksys, to do so, click connect as and enter local\admin and the Linksys admin password (assuming the admin account on the router is "admin).
  5. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    doesn't look like a folder is shared in the screen shot.
    and the username/password would be that of the router or account set for the disk on the router.

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