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How do I set up a file server on my USR8200?
The USR8200 Firewall/VPN/NAS can operate as a file server for storage devices that are connected via USB or FireWire. Your home or business network's LAN devices can share the storage device as a mapped network drive. The Web-based Management provides disk management utilities for partitioning the drive as a physical disk or logical disk, as well as utilities for formatting the partitions. The USR8200 Firewall/VPN/NAS supports up to 30 hard disks or 100 separate partitions, whichever comes first. The hard disks can be daisy chained through FireWire drives, connected through USB 1.1/2.0 hubs, or a combination of both.
Launch your Web browser. In the location or address line, type the address of the router's Web User Interface and press Enter. The default address is http://192.168.1.1
Select the file system to be used on the new partition.
Note: Windows (FAT32)(LBA) is the most common file system format. Linux EXT2 is an alternative that manages files more efficiently resulting in less drive maintenance and fragmentation.
Click OK to begin formatting your hard drive.
How do I customize a share name?
Click Edit Partition in the Action column.
Type a custom share name in the box labeled Share Name. Click Mount to save your changes.
Congratulations! You have sucessfully changed the share name.