I don't know what to look for. But this is what the system log tells me when I connect the drive;Look in the router's System Log for error messages. It's possible the drive's filesystem has become corrupted and needs fixing.
No, there is nothing more after this point. It's formated in FAT32, and It has worked fine all the time. I shouldn't have done this firmware update. Does the latest firmware not support FAT32? It's so stupid if that's the case...Are there any more messages after this point? What format are you using for the drive, HFS+?
Go to the Asus firmware download page and click on "See All Downloads".And how do I do that? With a factory reset?
Yes, that's what I did now to upgrade to the latest firmware.....but I have no idea what firmware I had before. I have had this router for 3 years or so.....and never done a firmware update before.Go to the Asus firmware download page and click on "See All Downloads".
Download the firmware version you want and unzip the file on your PC. Then log into the router's GUI, go to Administration > Firmware Upgrade and upload the firmware "trx" file.
There is no "mount" option because the router is meant to automatically mount USB drives after it detects them.This is very strange to me....I mean....the router recognizes it......but for some reason it's unmounted......so how do I mount it then? :-/
I just tried with a USB flash drive, and that is working without any problems..... :-/There is no "mount" option because the router is meant to automatically mount USB drives after it detects them.
Do you have a spare USB flash drive formatted as FAT32 that you can plug that into the router to test?
I tried that a couple of times.....didn't do anything...On the router's Network Map screen, can you click on the unmounted USB device and then get a panel on the right that says Health Scanner or Disk Utility? If so try using it to fix any problems.
I don't know what the different things are called......my Windows is in Swedish......but I could see the drive under devices, but it did't show up in explorer.....I couldn't access the content of the drive.....so it does recognize that it is connected......just the same as the router. And connected to my Mac there is no problem. I did run some diagnostic test on the drive with no error showing up...FAT32 is the most compatible format to use with disparate operating systems (Linux, macOS, Windows). I would format the drive on a Windows PC (make sure you select FAT32 and not exFAT). Then check that the drive can be mounted/unmounted successfully on the router before copying you data to it.
But if Windows can't detect the device at all as well as the router that would suggest some sort of physical problem. Perhaps check for faulty, loose or dirty plugs, sockets or cables.
I can't find the drive in there for some reason. It was only visible under devices.....not sure what it's called in english.....but where you can find information about what graphic card, sound card e.t.c is connected.....and it said that it was "working fine" ;-)
I think you're looking at the Device Manager.I can't find the drive in there for some reason. It was only visible under devices.....not sure what it's called in english.....but where you can find information about what graphic card, sound card e.t.c is connected.....and it said that it was "working fine" ;-)
Yes, Device Manager......it shows up there, saying it's working properly.I think you're looking at the Device Manager. View attachment 20854
If you can't see it in Disk Management then I think it might be a hardware compatibility issue. Have you ever successfully used this device on your Windows PC before? What is the exact make and model number of this device?