I am using Windows 7 OS.
I have recently changed my Linksys smart router to an Asus RT-AC87U.
The router has an external HDD connected to it that serves as a file server and can be accessed from the local area network and from the internet as well.
With the Linksys, I was able to map the external HDD as a network drive and also as an ftp server over the internet.
When I connected my external HDD to the Asus router I realized that the ftp part is working (with a minor problem that I will talk about later), but I can no longer map it as a network drive like I used to. I can only access it from the network section. I want to map it, to see the available free space on it and for easier access.
The only option I have is if I map a specific folder from the external HDD as a share.
HDD name is
My_Passport, a folder in it is called
I can map
I can not map
With the Linksys I was able to map
\\192.168.1.1\My_Passport and see every folder if I open it.
The other problem is, if a limited access user connects to the ftp server, he can see all folders even if he has no access to it.
There are 3 folders:
The created user has the following access:
folder1 - RW
folder2 - R
folder3 - NO
The user can see all 3 folders. With the Linksys,
folder3 was hidden.
My questions are:
Is it possible to map my HDD as a network drive so all folders will appear? If yes, how?
Is it possible to make a folder disappear for a user who has "NO" access to it?
I have already thought of putting all folders into another folder so I can map it as a share, but than I lose the ability to add different access to folders since it is not possible to modify access for sub-folders.
You can experiment with the routers menu from http://event.asus.com/2012/nw/dummy_ui/en/