I do not have Mac so cannot check samba 3.x. As far as I know there is netatalk package in my firmware, what is/was used with Mac. TimeMachine(?)
I use the storage for common file sharing, nothing special.
Apple devices use a different implementation for samba, either it’s iPhone, iPad or Mac. WIth the system’s built-in mechanism, ie. File App for iOS and File browser for the Mac, you can browse the samba but never write into the samba3 storage.
Actually, there is a special package for fixing this: vfs_fruit
This package is available since samba 4.14.
”The vfs_fruit module provides enhanced compatibility with Apple SMB clients and interoperability with a Netatalk 3 AFP fileserver.”
This Apple problem actually causes lots of trouble. This is an example:
That’s unfortunate.No such plans (at least now) to include samba 4.x (it is very huge). Sorry.
Stock version supports samba 4.x (old version). I do not know re: other NETGEAR router.
WIthout the version 4, the samba interactions are crippled. That’s why it’s necessary to have samba4 if you are using any Apple product as the daily driver.