How to Auto Mount Netgear ReadyShare in Linux

How to Auto Mount Netgear ReadyShare in Linux

I have a Netgear N900 WNDR3700v3 Wirless Dual Band Router, with ReadyShare. I have a USB External Hard drive attached to the router (ReadyShare) and wanted to have the USB Drive attached to the router Auto mount the drive at bootup. I accomplished this by inserting a line in my /etc/fstab file. I tried several different methods and now of them worked with Linux Mint 17 Here is what I did to solve the problem.

1. I made a directory called Public, by opening a terminal press ctrl + alt + T then type the following

sudo mkdir /media/public

Linux Mint 17 mounts the drives in /media, The /pubic is where the ReadyShare drive which is called USB_Storage, will be mounted

2. I then opened a Editor to edit the fstab file in the terminal type

sudo gedit /etc/fstab This will open the editor with Elevated privileges.

3. At the bottom of the fstab file place a line like this:

# Auto Mount Netgear ReadyShare USB_Storage drive

// /media/public cifs user,guest,sec=ntlm,uid=your user name goes here 0 0


// Rather than use The Lable ReadyShare I used The IP address of the router instead.

/USB_Storage The name that Netgear assigns to the directory on the readyshare drive.

/media/public The mounted drive so I can access the drive on the left in my home directory public is what I click on to create, Delete, Read or write files and directories.

cifs is the file system

“sec” is the security mode and determines how passwords are encrypted between server and client ( even if you don’t require passwords ).

ntlm used to be the default, things change and in some cases the new one has to be used ntlmssp most NAS drives are from the old school and have to use the old one ntlm

uid this is where you put your user name.

A few other things. Samba or cifs utils has to be installed the # pound sign in fstab means remark and is not read when the file is executed. You put it ahead of any remarks in the file. Hope this helps someone.



About Mel

Retired PC Consultant, Education Certificate Novel Networking installation and configuration. PC Repair Configuration and Networking. Commercial Pilot, Avid RVer. Enjoy Traveling with my Wife in our Travel Trailer. South in the winter Az, Texas, and summers in Utah
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2 Responses to How to Auto Mount Netgear ReadyShare in Linux

  1. Peter says:

    This post of yours from over 3 years ago helped me today. Thanks a lot, Mel !

  2. Lee says:

    This worked perfect. Also, it is the best explanation I’ve see by far, thanks for taking the time to write it up.

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