BT Router USB – Access Your Data Anywhere

BT Router USB 

If you have a BT-Home hub 3 or 4 or 5 you may wonder why there is a USB connected to the back of your device. As BT have informed the public it will be a inter-connector to later products that they intended to release, but this socket can also be utilized to make a very handy on-line file storage, which can be accessed anywhere in the world.

Your BT-Home hub should look like this at the back –

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If you would like to access your files from any internet connected machine please follow the instructions below:

Instructions :

  1. Get your pen-drive with the data you want to access and insert it into the back of the router – don’t worry if its on or off this wont matter.

If you’ve got Windows Vista

  • Open Windows Explorer and click on Network > BTHUB4 (or BTHUB5) followed by USB_Disk or USB2
  • Your USB drive should be visible

In Windows XP

  • Open Windows Explorer and click on My Network Places > Entire Network > Microsoft Windows Network > Home > BTHUB4 (or BTHUB5) followed by USB_Disk or USB2
  • Your USB drive will be visible

In Windows 7

  • Open Windows Explorer and enter \\192.168.1.254 in the address bar and click Enter
  • Open the USB drive that will be displayed.
  • The contents of your USB drive should now be visible

In Windows 8

  • Open Windows Explorer and enter \\192.168.1.254 in the address bar and click Enter
  • Open the USB drive that will be displayed
  • The contents of your USB drive should now be visible

To disconnect the drive open the Hub Manager by going to http://bthomehub.home on a computer connected to the Hub. Go to the “Home” tab then click on Safely Disconnect from USB in the “My Home Network” section.

If you’re a more experienced PC user, another way to see your USB drive is to click on Start/Run and then type in \\192.168.1.254 or File://192.168.1.254.

Here is a video for your assistance:

 

And there you have it- this infomation was taken from: http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/43708/~/can-i-connect-a-usb-drive-to-the-usb-socket-on-my-bt-home-hub-4-or-hub-5%3F

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

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