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Using your Routers USB to connect Music Hard Drive?

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    Using your Routers USB to connect Music Hard Drive?

    Hell, I am a new member and would like to thank you for being part of so many solutions that some have helped me solved. Can you connect an independent hard drive so that music can be shared with whole network? If so what are my options? Have a great day.
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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2

    Only if it is specified in the documentation that you can use the USB port for a Network Shared USB drive.
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    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    I have an Asus RT-N66R and it is capable of doing it. Has two USB ports and acts as a media server across the network. There is also third party Merlin firmware which makes it even better. Personally would stay away from the Tomato firmware.
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