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How do I access my NETGEAR ReadySHARE USB storage?

How do I access my NETGEAR ReadySHARE USB storage?

Quick Start Instructions

  1. Connect USB drive to the router.
  2. For Windows: Open Windows Explorer and enter \\readyshare in the address bar.
  3. For a more detailed installation guide see the User Manual or video above.
  4. For more information on how to: Back up your Windows PC, please see the ReadySHARE Vault page.

How do I access my ReadySHARE remotely?

Register your router:

  1. From the router BASIC Home screen, select ReadySHARE. The USB Storage (Basic Settings) screen displays.
  2. Select the ReadyCLOUD (Allows you to access your ReadySHARE storage device from anywhere) radio button.
  3. Enter your ReadyCLOUD user name and password and click the Register button.

How do I access my ReadySHARE from my Iphone?

Tap the ReadySHARE button. The Local page displays. Tap ReadySHARE. Tap your USB storage device to access it.

How do I set up my NETGEAR ReadySHARE?

Go to and click the link for MAC Utility.

  1. Install the utility.
  2. After installation, go to Properties option of the ReadySHARE Cloud utility and set the User ID and Password.
  3. Once logged in, click the ReadySHARE Cloud icon and select Connect to ReadySHARE.

How do I access my external hard drive connected to my Netgear router?

How can I securely access a USB hard drive connected to a NETGEAR router remotely?

  1. Log in to your router.
  2. Go to the Advanced tab > USB Functions > ReadySHARE Storage.
  3. Under Available Network Folders, select the USB storage share name (i.e. \readyshareUSB_storage), and then click the Edit button.

How do I access my USB router from my Android?

Android/IOS Click “+” button to add the FTP server. Type the IP address of the router’s WAN port. (Normally the IP address should be a public IP address). Type username and password to log in.

How do I access my NETGEAR USB storage on my iPhone?

To access files remotely via ReadyCLOUD using an iOS device:

  1. Connect your external USB hard drive to your NETGEAR router.
  2. Wait for the USB LED on the router to turn on.
  3. Create a ReadyCLOUD account.
  4. Open an Internet browser such as Safari, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

Why is ReadySHARE not working?

The Windows cannot access Readyshare error can appear on your PC if the SMB client rejecting guest logins. Some users can fix this issue simply by adjusting Group Policy Editor settings on their PC. Editing the registry by modifying a couple of values is one way to fix Readyshare problems.

Will my USB drive work with ReadySHARE?

The ReadySHARE USB feature on your NETGEAR device works with most plug-and-play USB-compliant external flash and hard drives. However, some USB drives might not work correctly. If your USB drive requires special software or is password protected or encrypted, it will not work with your NETGEAR device.

How do I use USB on NETGEAR?

How do I set up my NETGEAR WiFi USB adapter?

  1. Install the NETGEAR adapter software or a standalone driver for your computer.
  2. Insert your WiFi adapter into an open USB port on your computer.
  3. Use the adapter software or Windows configuration tool to connect to a WiFi network.

How do I access my router USB storage over the Internet?

Follow the steps below to configure remote access settings.

  1. Log in to the web-based interface of the router.
  2. Go to Advanced > USB Settings > Sharing Access page.
  3. Tick the FTP(via Internet) checkbox, and then click Save.
  4. Refer to the following table to access your USB disk remotely.

How do I connect my phone to my router via USB?

Step1: Connect your Android smart phone to ASUS Router with USB cable. Step2: Enable USB tethering on your Android smartphone Android. [Note] For the setting, please refer to the procudt manual that you purchesed. Step3: Connect your PC to ASUS router via Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable.

How do I access my USB drive connected to my router?

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run.
  2. Type \\ IP address of the router (default is
  3. Example- \\
  4. Click OK.
  5. If you are prompted to enter a Username and Password, enter the credentials that you use to log in to the router’s web-based configuration utility.


ReadySHARE Vault is a free backup and disaster recovery software. It is developed by NETGEAR and it has a user friendly GUI for easier backup and recovery setup of any Windows computer. It copies files from the Windows computer into the USB storage connected to your NETGEAR router.


NETGEAR is aware of a security vulnerability in the implementation of the ReadySHARE Print function. An attacker who is physically or wirelessly connected to your router’s local area network (LAN) can exploit this vulnerability to cause memory overflow on the router, which leads to the router crashing.

Will my USB drive work with Readyshare?

Why won’t my NETGEAR WiFi USB adapter work?

Try a different USB port or PCI slot on the computer. Try another device and check if it gets detected. Try to connect the adapter directly to the computer without using an extension cable. Try restarting the computer or try adapter on a different computer.

How do I access USB storage on my router remotely Android?

Connect your mobile device to your Wi-Fi network, install the application from Google Play and launch it. In the application, click ‘+’ on the ‘Network’ tab. Then choose the ‘Local Network’ on the ‘Remote’ tab. The application will search for devices on your local network and display them.

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