Template:Networking rutos manual network shares

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The information in this page is updated in accordance with firmware version .


The Network Shares section is used to manage Network-attached storage (NAS) such as USB drives and hard drives. The {{{name}}} device supports the following file system architectures:

  • FAT
  • FAT32
  • NTFS

If you're having trouble finding this page or some of the parameters described here on your device's WebUI, you should turn on "Advanced WebUI" mode. You can do that by clicking the "Advanced" button, located at the top of the WebUI.

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Samba is a software solution for using the Server Message Block (SMB) networking protocol, which provides shared file access between nodes on a computer network. Refer to the figures and table below for more information about Samba configuration.

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Field Value Description
Enable off | on; default: off Turns Samba on or off.
Hostname string; default: Router_share Name of the Samba server.
Description string; default: Router share Short description about the Same server.
Workgroup string; default: WORKGROUP Name of the server's workgroup.
Share home-directories off | on; default: on Allows system users to reach their home directories via network shares.

Edit Template

The Edit Template section is used to make modifications to the template that is used for generating the Samba configuration. This is the content of the /etc/samba/smb.conf.template file from which your Samba configuration will be generated. Values enclosed by pipe symbols ('|') should not be changed. They get their values from the 'General Settings' tab.

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Format USB

The Format USB section contains only one button that is used for formatting an attached USB drive.

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Shared directories

The Shared Directories section is used to configure access to connected storage drives or individual directories contained in those drives. A shared directory must be added before it can be configured. You can simply do that by pressing the 'Add' button.

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Field Value Description
Name Default: none Name of the shared directory.
Path Default: none Path to the shared directory. To share an entire drive, choose an automatically generated path from this drop-down box (for example, /mnt/sda1). To share a specific directory on the drive, specify the full path to that directory (for example, /mnt/sda1/shared/video).
Allowed users Default: none Defines which users can access the shared directory. Users can be created from the User tab. If Allow guests is checked, this field becomes inactive.
Read-only off | on; default: off Makes the directory read-only, which means the shared directory can only be accessed to view and read files.
Browseable off | on; default: on This controls whether this share is seen in the list of available shares in a net view and in the browselist.
Allow guests off | on; default: off Enables guest access, which allows anonymous connections to the shared directory.
Delete -(interactive button) Deletes the configuration related to the shared directory.

To connect to the router's SAMBA server from Windows, specify the address in this format:


Replace smb_server_address with the IP address of this device or SAMBA share hostname; replace share_name with the name of the "share" (as specified in the 'Name' field). For example:



In this section you can create users that can be granted access to shared directories. To add a new user, enter a custom username, password and click the 'Add' button.

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You can change user's password by clicking the 'Edit' button next to that user.

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