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New router G3100 lack of features

New router G3100 lack of features

Copper Contributor
Copper Contributor
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Registered: ‎08-29-2010
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Jus upgraded to fios gigabit internet and got the new G3100 router. Before that was using a Tplink archer C5400. With the Tplink, I was using a usb hard disk to store surveillance camera alrm recordings via ftp. Albeit the G3100 has the USB 3.0 port, just found out i cannot use it; support told me that the port is not enabled and would consider my issues for future update. That sucks. looks like I might have to switch back to the Tplilnk....

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Gold Contributor VII
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Registered: ‎06-24-2018
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The router is made by a different company and has a slightly different interface than the previous G1100 model. You might need to switch back to the TP Link for the time being until the bugs are worked out. 

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Gold Contributor VI
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Registered: ‎12-02-2012
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Verizon routers have had USB ports on them for years.  They have never enabled them for anything other than power.  I wouldn't bet on the G3100's USB ports being enabled for network drives anytime soon.


You could put the TPLink in bridge mode and use it as a NAS.


Good Luck.


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