Xfinity Router --> External HD --> Wifi?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by paymonGT, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. paymonGT, Oct 13, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012

    paymonGT macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Hey guys,
    I have the Xfinity cable modem/router (SMCD3GNV), and I just realized there is a USB port on it. I just connected my external HD to this USB port which powers it up. Does anyone have any clue as to how I could access the hard drive's contents over my WiFi? Not finding much out via the Googles..

    I have a NetGear WNDR3300 router connected to the modem which has 4 LAN inputs, no USB.

  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    My guess is that the firmware on the device doesn't support the USB port. A good indication would be if there's any mention of the port in the router setup web pages.

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