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MI424WR (Rev. F) - Wireless Broadband Router - Need Rev G for NAS

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MI424WR (Rev. F) - Wireless Broadband Router - Need Rev G for NAS

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I want to put a Buffalo NAS storage device on the USB port on the MI424WR (Rev. F) - Wireless Broadband Router, but Actiontec says a firmware upgrade to Rev G is needed to do this. If I do the upgrade (will it even allow it?) will I trash my router such that it won't work (and I may not be able to restore it to Rev F)? Anyone have any experience attempting this?

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This USB port is not enabled in any Verizon branded version of the Actiontec router.

 

p.s.  You can't do a firmware upgrade and make a rev F into a rev. G.

 

 

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Not sure what you mean by "not enabled". I use this USB port on the router to charge my EVO smartphone. I have a La Cie external drive which I'm going to plug in and see what happens.

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@davef wrote:

Not sure what you mean by "not enabled". I use this USB port on the router to charge my EVO smartphone.


There is indeed power on the USB port, so charging USB devices does work.

What I meant by "not enabled", is that there is no firmware support of any kind.

No mass storage driver, etc.

 

 

 

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