The USB port behind the router is a curiosity. In this note we tell you what use you can give it.
In all houses where there is internet service we have a device called router that allows us to connect to our network of Wifi. Thanks to it we can access the internet on our tablet, PC, cell phones and even smart televisions. But probably since they came to install it for you, you never went near it, unless you disconnected it when the internet went down. That’s why you can be one of those who doesn’t know that in the back of the router there is a port USB that provides us with several functions that can be of help to us. And in geek culture We are going to tell you what benefit to get out of it.
One of the uses that you can give it is to connect a modem. If you run out of service or without an internet connection, but you have a modem 4G portable which you probably use when you go on a trip, you plug it into the port USB of the router to connect again. Of course, the 4G chip It has to be charged otherwise you won’t be able to give a signal.
You can also connect other devices, as with any port USB. For example, we can use our printer and make it a local network one. Something that can also be connected are web cameras, or any device that is compatible. But this is not all since, being located in an accessible place, we can also use it as a charger. We just have to have the cable of what we want to charge at hand and connect it to the port USB of the router.
Something that we can also do, and that has nothing to do with connecting other devices, is to create a server. How can we plug in a memory USB or an external hard drive, we have the possibility of accessing their content from other computers without having them near us. Finally, and probably the most important function, we can update the firmware of the router. It is very easy, since we have to download the firmware to a memory USB and then plug it into the device to get its latest version.
These are some of the things you can do to take advantage of the port USB what do you have router. It is interesting to know what other functions a device can have that is in most houses, but is not touched unless the internet connection is cut off. And who says, out there after reading this note it occurred to you what new use you can give it.