I want to access a USB memory stick that is plugged into my Huawei B315 LTE router. I have set it up properly as per the web configuration pages on the router but I have no idea how to access it from my xubuntu 15.10 laptop (which is connected to the wifi that is supposedly sharing the USB Stick). I have scoured all the Huawei pages/forums/manual that I could find and I have found no instruction on how to do this.
I have also searched more generally and found either how to consume this from windows or how to consume a windows share from linux neither of which I am trying to do.
I have found various vaguely similar questions, here and elsewhere but they all access a samba share that has a share name on a server with a server name. If my router has a servername or the usb a share name they are well hidden - I have looked in every setting or menu item on the router.
When logged in as admin to the router apart from the usual LTE and WLAN setup pages it has a 'More' Menu. This menu has an item for sharing, clicking on that brings you to the sharing page. from here there are three navigation options Samba, User settings and DLNA.
Under Samba there is a single checkbox to enable Samba sharing and this information:
"Your router supports the Samba server. This allows your computer to access the USB storage device or USB printer connected to the router using the Samba server. To set the Samba account, go to the User Settings page."
The User settings page allows you to create users and give them passwords, and read or read/write access to directories (including all) on the share. I have created a couple of users one with read access and one with read/write.
The DLNA page allows you to enable or disable sharing (I have it enabled) and allows you to set a path (through which setting I have discovered that the usb stick is known to the router as /usb1_1.
I am embarrassed and annoyed that I have spent this much time trying to find a solution to what shouldnt really be a problem. I admit I dont know a lot about linux or ubuntu and I suspect that is why Im having so much trouble with this. Thanks to anyone that can help.