Plex on Asus not reading USB drive


#1

I have installed Plex on my Asus RT-AC3200 and all seems to be fine from that perspective. The problem arises when I try to add a library.

When browsing to the folder where the files are stored, I am able to see SDA1 (usb disk attached to the router), but it doesn't load the file/folder hierarchy so that I can choose the folder.

I am able to navigate to the SMB share from my Linux laptop and view the share from Windows PCs. I am also able to view the path structure from within the router's configuration/administration GUI.

Even trying to add the full SMB path will not bring up the folders within Plex when trying to add/edit the library.

What am I missing?


#2

Most likely permissions. Check that the user under which Plex runs has the access required.


#3

@Peter_W said:
Most likely permissions. Check that the user under which Plex runs has the access required.

Thanks for the response. I do believe that the permissions are there. I have also enabled guest login for the USB drive so the user should be able to access it without needing explicit permissions. This is the description of that setting:

By enabling [ Allow guest login ], any user in local network can access your network place(Samba) without authentication!


#4

Can you actually install PMS (and have it work) on a router?
(I don't know - I'm asking the question)

https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/100180/set-up-plex-with-asus-router
(looks to be difficult, at best - times may have changed)


#5

@JuiceWSA said:
Can you actually install PMS (and have it work) on a router?
(I don't know - I'm asking the question)

https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/100180/set-up-plex-with-asus-router
(looks to be difficult, at best - times may have changed)

It appears to be installed correctly and I'm able to access the web interface. I used this as my guide:

https://www.hqt.ro/plex-media-server-through-debian-arm/


#6

Fair enough, but I still wonder if Developers/Ninjas/Users support and have had success installing PMS on a router...

The whole idea seems problematic to me, but what do I know?