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FRITZ!Box 7340 – Service
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Since updating FRITZ!OS, SMB access cannot be used

Since updating FRITZ!OS, you can no longer use the Server Message Block protocol (SMB) to access USB storage devices connected to the FRITZ!Box. As a result, you cannot configure USB storage devices connected to the FRITZ!Box as network drives on computers in the FRITZ!Box home network and they are not available as local storage in the Windows Explorer or macOS Finder.

1 SMB support has been removed

With FRITZ!OS 6, the FRITZ!Box provides a variety of new functions including support for the new DSL technology, vectoring (ITU G.993.5 / G.Vector). In order to integrate the new functions and technologies, it was necessary to remove Samba (SMB) protocol support.

You can still access USB storage devices connected to the FRITZ!Box using the FRITZ!NAS user interface or the FTP (for example Windows Explorer or an FTP client).