I have a GL-MT300N-V2 router with file sharing enabled.
I can access the files from my phone(android, app: X-plore) and windows 10 desktop(app: file explorer), but not through my desktop/server running on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (app: nautilus). When I try to open the share folder I get the error “Unable to access location Failed to mount Windows share: Software caused connection abort”
The usb drive is formatted to NTFS.
I need to access the drive from LAN and WAN and be able to write to it.
Any idea how I can fix this?
Here are my file sharing settings:
I’ve tried both “/mnt” and “/mnt/ShareUSB” both work on android and windows, neither on ubuntu.
I found a solution, it was a problem with ubuntu/samba. Newer versions of samba disable smb1 by default, so you have to turn that option on. Here are the instructions for that should another poor soul run across this problem:
- On ubuntu, open “/etc/samba/smb.conf”
- You will need sudo privilege to make any changes. I used
sudo gedit in the terminal to open up the gui text editor with privilege
- Under the line
workgroup = WORKGROUP add the line
client min protocol = NT1
- Save and close
- In the terminal run
sudo service smbd restart to restart the samba client on ubuntu.
You should now be able to access the files on your router.