At home I have signed up for BT Total Boardband, which touch wood has been working well so far. With Option 3, you get the BT Home Hub and Phone which is a wireless router with a few ports at the back so you can plug in your phone for VoIP, two ethernet ports (using one for my powerline adapter) however tonight, I went into the Network on my laptop and noticed a item called Thomson. Immediately I thought we had been hacked!! It wasn’t showing up in the admin section so started to get a little bit concerned. In one of the pages it had this unknown device listed as being connected to ethport3 (yet only two ethernet ports) with an IP of 192.168.1.253. A little bit of digging and I found that this is for the usb port on the hub.
So, I plugged in a small USB pen (which I got free from Google), went back into Network and there was a shared folder of bt_7g, this was my usb pen. My home hub is now a NAS box with full read/write ability. Very cool and free! On bad point is that my 4Gb pen I’m not using doesn’t fit, need a little cable so it can break out the back.