Nokia FastMile USB Port Usage
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The USB port on the Nokia FastMile R1 can be used as a media server only and with these combinations of OS/ Software.

  • Media can be streamed using:

  • The usb drive connected either FAT32 or NTFS formats. The R1 is unable to detect USB drive with exFAT format.

  • On the Linux (Ubuntu and elementary OS) and Mac laptops a third party application (like VLC player) had to be installed to stream media from the USB drive.

Steps On How To Set Up and Access

Modem setup

Open the Nokia management page 192.168.1.255 and login.

  1. Navigate to the Application tab

  2. Select UPNP and DLNA on the left

  3. Put a tick in “Enable UPnP/DLNA”

  4. Click on the “Save” button

Now we head into the USB menu on the left

We need to look on this page to confirm the modem/router has recognised that the USB is connected.

You should see a device listed like the screenshot above.

Windows 11

Files on the media server can be accessed in 3 ways on Windows 11

Windows Explorer

Open an explorer window and there should be a network location visible

Opening the “UPnP AV Media server” will show the following

Open the “mnt” folder and you will get the below screenshot

Media files that can be copied from the USB drive or accessed and read-only can be found in the “usb1_1” folder.

VLC

Open VLC

Then click “View” and select “Playlist”

On the playlist Window, navigate to the “Universal Plug ‘n’ Play” in the “Local Network” section and follow the folder structure

Mnt > usb-1_1

Here you will see available media

Media player (Not reliable as the UPnP drive does not always show)

Open the media player and click on the “Open Files”

Then browse to UPnP AV Media server

Opening the “UPnP AV Media server” will show the following

Open the “mnt” folder and you will get:

Media files that can be copied from the USB drive or access ad read only can be found in the “usb1_1” folder.

Windows 10

Is the same as Win 11 except for the Media player

Open Media player

On the left, you should see UPnP AV media Server

Here you can expand the Media types and open the media.

Mac OS

To access the Media server on mac it requires VLC or a third party media player

VLC

Open VLC and open the playlist window if not by default by going to the “Window > Playlist” options from the menu bar

Click on the “Universal Plug ‘n’ Play” in the “Local Network” section and follow the folder structure

Mnt > usb-1_1

Here you will see available media

Linux

Same as Win 11 VLC instructions

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