network Hard Drive


 Hi Guys, i have read about how to hook up a hard drive through your modem, but cant seem to get mine to to work, i have setup user name and home dir but i am unsure how to access it? i have try using my ip address ie: but that doesnt work. I am now using the optus modem SAGECOM, I was using my netgear where i put in my USB and it was done why should this be so hard, only went over to o[ptus modem because of NBN, All i want to be able to do is access my HD from any computer on network. Hope someone can help us with this.

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@Downunder  -Apologies for our very delayed response. Since posting, have you been able to have this enquiry resolved?

Re: network, Hard Drive, new modems to suit NBN with two phone lines.


well yes sort off i am ranning a ethernet cable threw my house from the optus modem to my old netgear modem. I have been looking for a new netgear modem that i can use my nbn on but its hard to find one that has two phone line ports, or try and figure out how to use what i have wirelessly so i dont have run cable threw my house, i have got them to work with ethernet but cant get them to talk vir wifi.


main modem is a Sagemcom fast3864

and old modem is a N600 WiFi DSL Modem Router (DGND3700v2)


Any help with this would great also

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Optus wont let you connect your VOIP phone lines to any other modem but the one they supply. 
So if you get a new router - you will still need to use the Sagecom for the phone line(s) and bridge the new router to it.

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Why is this?

And how do you bridge your modem and what does it do? 


I want to extend my wifi signal is the bridging?

Re: network, Hard Drive, new modems to suit NBN with two phone lines.


Hey @Downunder, you get extend your WiFi extender from retail stores and this might help. You can also try power line adaptors. Let us know if this helps.

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I have a USB memory stick plugged into my Sagemcom modem. Why? Well just to see what it can do really as I already have a large NAS device and so don't need the network storage.

The IP address of my sagemcom modem is (just coz that's what I want it to be - yours might be or

If I go into WINDOWS explorer and type in \\ it pops up and asks me to enter a username and password.

I have set up my own username and password already set up so I type these in and tick the box to remember me and now I can see the data on the memory stick with no problems (in windows explorer)

The username and password is NOT the same one I used to log onto the modem with (and shouldn't be).

I can now copy to/from the device with no problems. It's not terribly fast - but it's not a hard disk either.


How did I enable this?

Log into the Sagemcom modem
Click on ADVANCED settings
Click on USER ACCOUNTS (under Multimedia/Storage Service)
Click on ADD
Enter a Username
Enter a password (twice)

Now you should be able to browse to the device and use it as if it was plugged into your PC

I have a data folder on the drive ( eg \\\data ) and so I can browse to that, RIGHT click on it and choose MAP DRIVE LETTER and allocate a drive letter to the remote memory stick (eg ZSmiley Happy and now I can treat it as if it is a hard disk on my own PC (or more accurately - just like any iother mapped network drive).

For you to access it using \\\HDD you would have to have a HDD folder on the drive plugged into the modem.


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have tried them and dont work that well

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thank for your reply, but i did try this and nothing came up when try to direct myself to my HD i dont know why, all i got was a screen with something on there which i thought might be a file but didnt go anywhere. Anyway i have that side working again through old modem and works great. thanks again

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