How to install nas functions manually

Limited flash storage space and CPU limitations, we have removed the built-in Network Storage function from some model.

You can continue to use this feature by manually installing some plugins.
Before installation, ensure that the router has at least 20 Mbit/s free flash space.

opkg update

opkg install gl-sdk4-webdav gl-sdk4-nas-exfat gl-sdk4-nas-utils gl-sdk4-nas-web gl-sdk4-ui-nasview samba4-server samba4-libs samba4-utils minidlna blkid kmod-fs-ext4 kmod-fs-ntfs kmod-fs-vfat kmod-fs-exfat kmod-usb-storage-uas ntfs-3g ntfs-3g-utils dosfstools  e2fsprogs shadow-common shadow-useradd
  1. Which models?
  2. Why not have a script that optionally kicks off an ExRoot install if the user plugs in a USB drive/Transflash card similar to how it is done w/ LuCI not being included by default?

It does not work with the ar750s and the firmware 4.3.7. The system becomes very unstable.

That’s why it was removed.

Than you should call the 4.3.7 a downgrade.

  • This version firmware does NOT include the following features:
    • File Sharing
    • Captive Portal
    • Automatic Upgrade
    • RS485
    • GPS
    • Mesh


  • Added Scheduled Tasks feature.
  • Added Overview page to display system loading and set LED.
  • Added Multi-WAN feature, allowing users to switch between failover and load balancing modes.
  • Added Drop-in Gateway feature.

Good functions are gone, schickimicki has come.

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One would think the Slate (GL-AR750S) would outperform the Certa (GL-AR750). It’s not like this sorta stuff can’t be scripted, GL.

If you just install the Samba plugins and set the access rights and firewall manually, then everything works perfectly.
I don’t know why the support-team doesn’t get this integrated properly. (AR750S)

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Guess it’s not about integration but about resources. Samba can be very memory and CPU hungry, so it might keep the device unstable.