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Belkin Router Storage Device

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cookie29, Jun 12, 2011.

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    Hi Techguys, I plugged an external hard drive into the USB port of my Belkin ADSL wireless router but the router doesn't seem to know that anything is plugged in.

    The router is a Belkin N+Wireless Modem Router and the manual states that it supports NTFS, Fat32 adn FAT file systems. The USB drive is a Western Digital WD Elements external hard drive with a USB 2 connection and it's own power source. When I plug the HD into my PC (Windows 7 OS) it functions normally - ie I can see the device as well as read to and write from it. When it is plugged into the router (using its own power source), the blue storage indicator on the router does not illuminate ( the light does flash when the router is powered up). Also the light on the HD blinks as if waiting for the router to talk to it. This HD light is on and not blinking when connected to the PC.

    Any advice would be helpful.
    Thanks
     
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    Oh - forgot to say that the HD is formatted to NTFS
     
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