How to use USB Sharing feature on Deco

Configuration Guide
Updated 07-12-2023 18:11:09 PM 21502
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Select models of the Deco product family feature a usable USB port that can be used for File sharing.  This FAQ will walk you through how to use the feature

Screens may vary by model.

1. Open the Deco app. Go to the More tab and select Advanced > USB Sharing.

Then you can configure the following settings:

  • Manage Connected devices

You can find all of your connected USB devices here, check the available capacity of the USB devices, or remove the USB devices.

  • Set up Access Authentication for data security

For data security, set up access authentication for your USB device so that network clients will be required to enter the username and password when accessing the USB device. The username and password are both admin by default.

  • Enable USB 3.0 Interference Reduction

When enabled, USB 3.0 will affect 2.4GHz Wi-Fi performance. Enabling USB 3.0 interference Reduction will improve 2.4GHz Wi-Fi performance, but will reduce the USB 3.0 data transfer speed.

 

  • Customized Network/Media Server Name

 

Set a name for your Network/Media Server so you can find it easily when sharing the files. For example, if you set the name as TP-Share, you can access the USB device by visiting \\TP-Share (for Windows) or smb://TP-Share (for Mac).

Tip: For other devices, you may need to use a third-party app to access the USB device.

  • Enable Media Sharing

Media Sharing allows you to access and share photos, songs, and videos stored on the USB device directly from DLNA-supported devices, such as your tablet, smart TVs, XBOX, and PlayStation.

When your USB device is inserted into your Deco, your DLNA supported devices such as your computer connected to the Deco can detect the USB device, then you can let it play the media files stored on it.

Tip: For other device, you may need to use a third-party DLNA-supported player.

 

  • Network Neighborhood

 

Enable Network Neighborhood then users on your network can access the USB device via the address \\TP-Share (for Windows) or smb://TP-Share (for Mac).

Tip: For other device, you may need to use a third-party app to access the USB device.

 

  • FTP (Local)

 

FTP (Local) allows FTP clients and users on your network to access the USB device via the FTP (Local) address.

 

  • FTP (Via Internet)

 

FTP (Via Internet) allows FTP clients and users to remotely access, download or upload files to the shared USB device through FTP (Via internet) address. You can set the port as needed.

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