Enable USB

  • Please enable the USB port! I've seen posts from 2017 asking for it - I am unable to use my USB storage I had on mu last router as well as hooking up a USB Printer.
    Thanks for considering.

  • @McFarkey "Activating the USB port on the AmpliFi HD is something we will not be doing at this time and is not on the list of future changes. There has been some confusion around this in the past, I am sorry for the confusion." This is still the current position for the USB port. Thanks.

  • Thank you for the reply.

    I am extremely disappointed as on my older (5 years old) router I had USB and had a USB printer at one point and then Storage to be used by all on my network.
    I had assumed (now badly) that having a USB port on a device means it works and I'm dead in the water with my storage which was critical at home.
    Now I'm going to look at returning my Amplifi HD and looking for something else. Every other brand has a USB for an device.

    Sorry to leave as I love the router.

  • @UI-AmpliFi

    This is maddeningly stupid. Why the hell is a USB port even on this thing?

    Imagine my surprise when I plugged in a brand new 10 TB USB drive with the hopes of using it as a NAS device, only to find out that not only does the USB plug on the $150 Amplifi HD router I bought not support hard drives, it doesn't do ANYTHING AT ALL. JKHFLKDShfa lkjasdhb lfgkajsdhbfgjl,ksdfghb!!!!

    You gotta be @#^!&$ kidding me. I can go buy a 6-year old router off of Craigslist that has the functionality built in, and yet the Amplifi HD's USB port does nothing. Not only does it do nothing, but from searching I can see that for years Ubiquiti claimed they would enable it some day. Now I see the devs have randomly decided, "nah, we don't feel like it." Not even any justification or explanation. Just "nope".

    I'm done with Ubiquiti and everything your company sells. What a disgrace.

    That's it, that's all. I'm sure you will delete this post. Just wanted you to know this was the last straw - you've lost a customer for life.

  • @McFarkey To be fair, "The broadband noise emitted from a USB 3.0 device can affect the SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) and limit the sensitivity of any wireless receiver whose antenna is physically located close to the USB 3.0 device. ... In a nutshell—the noise from USB 3.0 interferes with the 2.4 GHz signal." (pcmag quote)


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