GetThePicture
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Sharing USB port on modem, requires SSL certificate to access

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Hi there. I have successfully connected up a USB stick to the port on my Broadband modem and have enable remote access via Services->Remote Web Access. However because of the modern browsers forcing all sites to have "SSL" certificates I can't access the files from a web browser.

 

I get a path like https://AAA.BBB.CCC.DDD:EEEEE/Verbatim_STORENGO_1_9e45

 

Browser stop me from accessing path.

 

Any assistance appreciated.

 

Thanks.

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cf4
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Sharing USB port on modem, requires SSL certificate to access

Remote Web access does not need to be turned on.

 

For the port forwarding rule use 

Name Protocol WAN port LAN port Destination IP  
USB-SMB TCP/UDP 445 445 192.168.0.1

 

To access the files on USB drive remotely use this path [WAN Port IP address]:445 use a app of file manager that supports SMB2.

 

Example on an Android device use Total commander.

Go to LAN (Windows Shares)

Go to New Server

Enter a name for the server

In the Server Name/directory field enter the WAN ports IP address. You don't need to add port as app adds correct port automatically.

Leave User Name and password blank

Tick SMB2

Select OK

You will see the server with the name you gave.

Select the server.

The USB drive will be displayed.

Select a file or files and select play in foreground.

 

One thing you could also set up is a dynamic dns. With a dynamic dns you can set up a URL that is always updated with the WAN IP of the modem. I use NOIP.

 

Note: This setup is risky as anyone will be able to access the files as they are not password protected. They will be able to delete, add or replace files. Don't store files containing confidential information or executable files on the USB drive.

 

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SteveW_52
Level 22: Superhuman
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Re: Sharing USB port on modem, requires SSL certificate to access

I am a bit confused...

 

are you just wanting to share the stick plugged into the USB port with devices on your local network..

 

or are you wanting to share that USB stick to for remote access? 

 

Your question refers to both..  I'd suggest getting the local sharing sorted first, depending on which modem you have and the firmware installed the method to do that varies...   then work on the allowing remote access to it  (are you trying to do a sort of NAS thing?

Stevo 52
Too many devices, probably an addict 🙂 also a tinkerer and developer of stuff..
Not with Telstra, just another customer like you!
cf4
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Sharing USB port on modem, requires SSL certificate to access

The security warning on the browser can be bypassed by selecting details or more information depending on your browser and select continue to site.

 

Remote Web access only allows access to the modem's GUI. It doesn't allow access to devices plugged into the USB port on the modem. If you have the Technicolor version of the Smart modem you can remotely access the drive by setting up a port forwarding rule to 192.168.0.1 for port 139 and port 445. 

GetThePicture
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Sharing USB port on modem, requires SSL certificate to access

Thanks for your response.

 

I have the Technicolor.

 

I've found the port forwarding section.

 

It has the fields :

Name, Protocol, WAN Port, LAN Port, Destintion IP

 

What do I enter in there?

 

TCP/UDP, 55751, 445, 445, 192.X.Y.Z

 

Shuld the Remote Web Access be turned on as well?

 

I want to use a IP address to access the MP3s on my usb stick connected in the back of the modem. Reason, I have access to the files locally, then when I go for a drive, I can I use these files via my phone using a web application referring to the a URL of the mp3s.

 

Just say my modem's external IP address is 150.X.X.X, what path would I use to access the USB ?

 

Cheers.

 

 

SteveW_52
Level 22: Superhuman
Level 22: Superhuman

Re: Sharing USB port on modem, requires SSL certificate to access

@GetThePicture  Seems to me to be an overly complex way of just being able to listen to music???  I just have my music synched on a cloud drive from my NAS then have a copy of that on devices, and access that from whichever device I am using...

 

I save remote access to my home network and NAS, for importand documents and information I only require on occassion..

Stevo 52
Too many devices, probably an addict 🙂 also a tinkerer and developer of stuff..
Not with Telstra, just another customer like you!
cf4
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Sharing USB port on modem, requires SSL certificate to access

Remote Web access does not need to be turned on.

 

For the port forwarding rule use 

Name Protocol WAN port LAN port Destination IP  
USB-SMB TCP/UDP 445 445 192.168.0.1

 

To access the files on USB drive remotely use this path [WAN Port IP address]:445 use a app of file manager that supports SMB2.

 

Example on an Android device use Total commander.

Go to LAN (Windows Shares)

Go to New Server

Enter a name for the server

In the Server Name/directory field enter the WAN ports IP address. You don't need to add port as app adds correct port automatically.

Leave User Name and password blank

Tick SMB2

Select OK

You will see the server with the name you gave.

Select the server.

The USB drive will be displayed.

Select a file or files and select play in foreground.

 

One thing you could also set up is a dynamic dns. With a dynamic dns you can set up a URL that is always updated with the WAN IP of the modem. I use NOIP.

 

Note: This setup is risky as anyone will be able to access the files as they are not password protected. They will be able to delete, add or replace files. Don't store files containing confidential information or executable files on the USB drive.

 

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