How to setup and use the Media Server feature on the Archer C7/C5 router to share media files

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Updated 06-28-2022 08:18:27 AM 81812
This Article Applies to: 

This article applies to Archer C7 V2/V3 with firmware published on 2014/9/29 and later, Archer C5 V1 with firmware published on 2014/9/12 and later.

Take Archer C7 as an example.
Media Server function makes it possible to share media files such as pictures, music and videos to Windows Media Player, game console, and other compatible devices in the same local network
Step 1
Plug a USB Storage device into the USB port, make sure the USB light lit up on the router.
Step 2
Access the web interface of Archer C7.
Step 3
Click USB Settings -> Disk Settings on the left side menu. Check whether the USB device is identified by C7.If there is no device listed on this page, please click Scan and you may try unplug the USB device and plug it back in.
Step 4
Go to USB Settings-> Folder Sharing->Here you can create a separate login account for the USB device or Use Following Account to use the same account as the router’s management page login account ->Save
Step 5
Check the optionsSharing Folders->Create Share Folder
Set up the folders one by one on this page. Check the Option” Enable Media Sharing” to enable Media Server function->Save
Below are explanations for the options:
Folder Path - Path to the folder is determined by where the file is saved.
Share Name - Name of the shared folder, customized by users.
Allow Guest Network Access - Select the check box to allow the Guest Network to have access to the shared folder.
Enable Authentication - Select the check box to require users to log in with a username and password.
Enable Write Access - Select the check box to allow users to make changes to the folder content.
Step 6
Run streaming media player like Windows Media Players and Go to Library.
Windows Media Player has discovered the media server. Please choose it and select the content.
Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.

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