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lucasb
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Registered: ‎11-29-2011

USB on Arris TG852G/CT

Last week I had new Comcast internet service installed.  The modem that I am renting is the Arris TG852G/CT.  I was not home when it was installed so I did not have a chance to talk to the installer about the device nor can I locate anything on line about it.  From what I have been able to figure out it is a cable modem/ wireless router combined.

 

I'm curious if I can attach an external hard drive through the USB port on the back of the unit and then be able to access that drive through the wireless network.

 

Thanks!

LucasB

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JayInAlg
Posts: 11,066
Registered: ‎03-02-2007

Re: USB on Arris TG852G/CT

Comcast has the USB port on the gateway devices disabled, they will not function with a drive or other device like a USB printer.

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JamesR
Posts: 6,412
Registered: ‎09-29-2007

Re: USB on Arris TG852G/CT

Not arguing with Jay because I am not familiar with that box, but, I had a modem that had a USB port that could be used for interhet access by devices devoid of the normal Ethernet and Wireless adapters.