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11-05-2004, 22:02
Yet another USB hard drive problem :(
O.K. I've read all the other posts I could find and still have to ask for help.

I'm running my 500g with the Asus firmware v1.7.5.6, the hard drive is a Fujitsu 2.5" 20GByte in a noname USB 2.0 case (no mention of the chip set).

The disk arrived formatted as NTFS and I reformatted it as Fat32 using Partition Magic 8.02 on a winXP box.

Followed Antiloops little tutorial but could not connect using WS-FTP. This is from the log:

Connecting to
Connected to in 0.160230 seconds, Waiting for Server Response
220 Welcome to FTP server.
Host type (1): Automatic detect
USER test
331 Password required for user test.
PASS (hidden)
534 Home directory not found.

Then I went to "Andy99's thread" and tried the advice there.

from Main_AdmStatus_Content.asp I entered "ls /mnt/usbfs/", with the response,

New Folder

which is everything at root level.

What can I try next?

11-05-2004, 22:11
create the needed dirs:

ftp_pvt (and eventual the username as dir inside the ftp_pvt dir)

11-05-2004, 22:28
That was easy, and successful :) . Just shows my complete ignorance of FTP setup.

I'm now logged in to the PUB directory (using test, test). I wasn't sure what you meant by putting the username under the FTP_PVT directory so left it empty.

How do I get access to the PVT directory? or should this happen if I create a subdirectory, /TEST ?

Anyhow thanks heaps for the quick answer :D :D .

12-05-2004, 01:49
when you specify it is a private user or something at the FTP setup of your wl500g

12-05-2004, 07:17
Download the latest manual in pdf for the wl-500g from asus. It has more info on setting up ftp's than the paper version I got with my router... Especially on the user accounts.

12-05-2004, 11:36
If you add a user with private rights in the websetup, the router should create a directory with the username in the /ftp_pvt section on de USB drive. Make sure you 'finish' the settings (this reboots the router).

When the router has rebooted you should be able to logon as that user. If this is not the case, you could try one of the latest firmware releases created by Oleg.