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Can't find Network Samba USB Share on RT-AC3200 even after updating and resetting

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by 09348029348209348, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. 09348029348209348

    09348029348209348 New Around Here

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    Hey all,

    Today I plugged my 8TB WD EasyStore from Black Friday into the USB port on the back of the RT-AC3200. It wasn't showing up at first so I completed the firmware update to 384.3 and did restore factory settings first then initialize factory settings after that just to be sure and I still can't find the Samba share. I have a host of W10 devices all over the apartment and no luck. Any tips on where to start here? I've enabled guest login and also formatted the device via the router page.

    Issues I'm seeing:
    1) Users are grey'd out and can't be edited, created, or have their permissions changed on the Samba configuration page: https://imgur.com/rK0fK2E

    2) Performing a 'scan' on the 'External USB disk status' returns errors on the drive:

    ntfsck 3014.5.21
    Checking NTFS Superblock ...
    Device name : /dev/sda
    NTFS volume version: 3.1
    Cluster size : 4096 bytes
    Current volume size: 8001562866176 bytes (8001563 MB)
    Current device size: 8001562869760 bytes (8001563 MB)
    Checking for bad sectors ...
    Scanning $MFT ...
    Checking directory structure ...
    Checking for orphaned files ...
    0.00 percent completed
    100.00 percent completed
    Scanning orphaned files completed.
    Checking attributes ...
    0.00 percent completed
    100.00 percent completed
    Failed to calloc 244188320 bytes: Cannot allocate memory
    Checking cluster allocation ...
    ERROR(12): Failed to setup allocation bitmap: Cannot allocate memory
    Syncing device ...

    https://imgur.com/lQFpFpI


    3) It's a USB-3 device but it only shows up under USB-2:

    https://imgur.com/L2fyfgj

    4) Can't auto-detect the Samba Share:

    https://imgur.com/OoKtKvr

    5) Can't manually mount the samba share:

    https://imgur.com/9NDmcf4
     
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  3. skeal

    skeal Very Senior Member

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    Have you tried enabling usb 3 interference reducing in Wireless>Profesional>set "Reducing USB 3.0 interference" to enable.
     
  4. 09348029348209348

    09348029348209348 New Around Here

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    It's currently set to disabled. I can try to enable it but after reading the setting that sounds like an issue to fix 2.4GHz issues - not USB related ones. And the drive is not running on USB3 but it's defaulted back to USB2.
     
  5. skeal

    skeal Very Senior Member

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    I know right?.....But it helps mount otherwise un-mountable drives...:confused:
     
  6. 09348029348209348

    09348029348209348 New Around Here

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    The drive is successfully mounted but throwing scanning errors and I'm not sure what the exact network mounting path should be for the drive.

    Is it \\RT-AC3200\mount_share_name or is it \\RT-AC3200\partition_name\mount_share_name OR is it \\Device-Name\mount_share_name or \\Device-Name\partition_name\mount_share_name?

    EDIT: Changing the USB3 interference setting didn't make the drive appear as USB3 and it didn't solve the scanning errors or the Samba share not popping up.
     
  7. skeal

    skeal Very Senior Member

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    You did mention it is a 8T drive. I'm not absolutey sure but I don't think that big of a drive is supported. Something tells me the max is 4T. Thus the memory errors during a scan. As far as sharing goes I use smb://rt-ac3100/blahblah
    EDIT: If you name the drive it really helps example /tmp/mnt/Your_Drive_Name. This helps to get rid of guessing the mount point as sda1 or whatever.
    EDIT2: Use simple file name sharing is a good idea.
     
  8. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    That's because you have Guest login enabled.

    The drive is too large (or contains too many files) that the router doesn't have enough RAM to check it.

    It looks like you've plugged it into the USB2 socket instead on the USB3 socket.

    Check that "SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support" is enabled in Windows 10 (Turn Windows features on or off).

    1. Fix the errors above. 2. Use simpler share naming. 3. The path you are using doesn't match the Samba "Device Name".
     
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  9. 09348029348209348

    09348029348209348 New Around Here

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    Thank you I did all of the above and fixed all of my issues. I think the key one was enabling SMBA 1.0 support in Windows 10. Thanks a million and sorry for the delayed reply.
     
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