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do routers work with a usb hub splitter?

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Do they have anyone tested it or can test it for me?

I own TP-Link WiFi 6 Router AX1800 Smart WiFi Router (Archer AX20) however do not have a hub to test it with...

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9 minutes ago, acepro71 said:

Do they have anyone tested it or can test it for me?

What are you planning to do here?

 

USB hubs are for increasing connectivity for USB devices. For a mouse and keyboard which are low power/bandwidth devices, that's not a problem, but the more bandwidth and power required, then all devices will have to share what's provided over the single USB uplink.

 

If you're planning to attach multiple USB storage devices to your router's USB port, check to make sure what is the power output being supplied on that port. Might be less of an issue for drives on independent power supplies.

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1 minute ago, Falcon1986 said:

What are you planning to do here?

 

USB hubs are for increasing connectivity for USB devices. For a mouse and keyboard which are low power/bandwidth devices, that's not a problem, but the more bandwidth and power required, then all devices will have to share what's provided over the single USB uplink.

 

If you're planning to attach multiple USB storage devices to your router's USB port, check to make sure what power output being supplied on that port. Might be less of an issue for drives on independent power supplies.

 

I want to connect one external hard disk and one usb printer.

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I read about some people use USB hub and it works on their OpenWRT router. As @Falcon1986said, especially on external HDD, you definitely need a powered USB hub.

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Yeah, a powered hub should be fine.

 

Then again, I saw your other thread, those network streaming functions built into a lot of home grade raters are sometimes complete garbage. You might be better off just plugging this HDD into the TV.

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5 minutes ago, rickeo said:

those network streaming functions built into a lot of home grade raters are sometimes complete garbage. You might be better off just plugging this HDD into the TV.

Eh, I tried my OpenWRT router as a NAS, plugged in the external HDD with NTFS on it.

 

Ended up just using my old laptop, using Windows 10 as a NAS. Just too much to do on Samba/such (two days of freaking Samba permission troubleshooting and still can't even get it work decently sucks) when you can simply share your folder over Windows.

 

Now I don't have to fight over external HDD just to watch movies when 3 of us simply stream it out the laptop.

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20 hours ago, TukangUsapEmenq said:

Eh, I tried my OpenWRT router as a NAS, plugged in the external HDD with NTFS on it.

 

Ended up just using my old laptop, using Windows 10 as a NAS. Just too much to do on Samba/such (two days of freaking Samba permission troubleshooting and still can't even get it work decently sucks) when you can simply share your folder over Windows.

 

Now I don't have to fight over external HDD just to watch movies when 3 of us simply stream it out the laptop.

Getting it to work isn't generally hard, getting it to work well is impossible - routers are grossly underpowered as a NAS.

Even ignoring the weak CPU, a good NAS has Gigabytes of RAM to cache storage access for improved performance.  I have 32GB RAM in my NAS, currently sitting with 18.9GB of cache.  A Raspberry Pi makes a much better budget NAS than a router.

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