[Answer ID: 14645]

How to: Setup access to shared folder for USB Disk (NAS) attached to AirStation ( User Friendly Firmware).

Created 09/04/2012 07:05  |   Updated 09/27/2013 03:26

User-Friendly firmware on AirStation by default will mount the entire USB Disk volume automatically .

To setup access restriction per folder, follow the instructions bellow.


  1. Connect USB disk to USB port on the AirStation.
  2. Navigate to [NAS] - [Disk Management] tab and uncheck [Automatic USB Disk Assignment]

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  3. Click [Refresh] or [Re-recognize USB devices] .
  4. To add authorized user accounts click [User Management] tab.

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  5. Register user account for the Access Limits.
    Enter [User Name] and [Password], and click [Add].

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  6. Navigate to [NAS] - [Shared Folder].
    From drop down list select the [Shared Folder Name] that will be accessible to assigned users.

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  7. Under Access limit, No Limits to [limits] to control access.
    Select user from right most column/box [No Access] and move to middle column/box for [Read-only] access or move to far left for [read-Write] access.
  8. Enable Share

    a) To share with PC and MAC (or Samba) clients check/enable [Win/MacOS(Samba)] box .

    b) To access the shared folder from Internet or Browser based application
    check/enable [Web Access].

    c) If you have Media Server (DLNA Server) enabled to specify public folder check/enable the [Media Server] box.
    There can only be one directory specified for media server.
    The supported media Files in the DLNA directory will be made accessible
    from LAN network regardless of folder Access Limit settings.


    d) To specify bitTorrent download directory, check/enable the [BitTorrent] box.
    There can only be one directory specified for bitTorrent download.
  9. Click apply button to commit the changes.
    Shared folder Registration will be displayed at the bottom of the page.
    To delete or edit the the Shared folder properties , click [Edit] or [Delete] button
    on the right side of the registration.
    (You may have to slide the horizontal slide control all the way to the right to see the buttons. )


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