Dear fellow members,
I really need some help. I am a total noob and need some help. I was looking for a device which could convert my hard disk into a NAS (Network acess storage) device, something I could add as a network device on my PC and access. If not, atleast a device which can provide FTP access to my hard disk using Filezilla. Dlink DIR 505 was something the retailer promised could do (he just said it will help me share media across phones and PC using HDD). Given NAS devices are not easily available in stores nearby, I got the DLink DIR 505 for myself.
While this thing does partially what the retailer says, it is not exactly what I hoped for.
1) HDD, even after providing extra power using dual usb port, does not seem to be shown as a storage in shareport
2) USB device, though detected, can be accessed only by using the shareport web link (188.8.131.52:8181). Pointing filezilla for ftp does not work and I even cannot use the hard disk as a wifi drive.
I spent some time surfing openwrt and stumbled across this forum. My question is would the steps suggested by masamunecyrus here https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php … 61#p230861 , help me get the ftp or NAS protocol running??? If not, is there any alternative to make it work or I would need a different NAS device altogether? Hoping for an early response and apologies if I sound like a noob.