06-17-2012 09:24 AM
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?
06-17-2012 10:37 AM - edited 06-17-2012 10:39 AM
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.
06-17-2012 04:27 PM
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.
06-17-2012 06:01 PM
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.