I have my own cloud storage server using ownCloud for many years now, and love it. It’s like DropBox, only better.
However, even with that, it’s still nice to have a shared storage for my home network. So today I bought a Seatate Ultra Slim USB 3 disk from Costco, with 2TB capacity. It is attached to my router, ASUS RT-AC68U. Here are the steps for:
- Router set up;
- Mount a drive on Windows;
- Mount a drive on Linux;
1. Go to 192.168.1.1 through your browser;
2. USB Application (left side);
3. Media Services and Servers;
4. Network Place (Samba) Share / Cloud Disk;
5. Enable Share. I also enabled Allow guest login. Leave everything and click “Apply”.
Map a drive to \\192.168.1.1\Seagate_Backup_Plus_Drive\Seagate
sudo apt install cifs-utils
sudo mkdir /media/routerUSB
Edit /etc/fstab, adding this line:
//192.168.1.1/Seagate_Backup_Plus_Drive/Seagate /media/routerUSB cifs guest 0 0
Run sudo mount -a