Routers / Switches :: Connect Usb Hard Drive To A Router?
Jan 27, 2011
I have a WD, 1TB, external harddrive with a USB connection and would like to know if it is possible to get a USB hub with an ethernet connector to connect into the back of my router. Is it possible to do this? If so, what will I need to do? Will I need to give the external drive a static IP address, then partition it?
My desktop internet was working fine earlier today. I bought a new hard drive and installed it without any trouble. I plugged my machine back in and received a "no internet connection" message. I have tried (what I think is) everything: unplugged my modem and router and plugged it back in as if it was the first time with the 60 second pauses and whatnot; tested the connection with my cable modem service provider; unplugged and checked cable connections; did ipconfig/flushdns ... I'm really not sure where to go from here.My wireless configuration works fine, as I am able to connect both wirelessly and wired to the router on my laptop. I cannot connect via the modem or router to my desktop PC.Windows 7 running 64-bit, Motorola Surfboard modem (brand new), Medialink router (also brand new), custom built machine.
I have a F5D8235-4 N+ router and I am trying to connect my Seagate Free Agent hard drive to the USB port on the router so that I can access it on all my network computers. When I first hooked it up, it worked. Now, the drive is lit up like it is working, and when I enter \192.168.2.1 I can see it, however my Windows 7 computer is unable to access it (even though this is the same computer that accessed it when I first hooked it up). The computer I am using is running Windows 7 and is connecting to the network wireless.
I have a Western Digital Mybooklive 3Tb hard drive connected to my N750 wireless router. It works fine, except that the new Media Server and the USB print and storage center says there are no USB devices plugged into it! Why is this?
I have a BELKIN F5D8235-4 V2 wireless router and I am trying to hook up my Western Digital My Book Essentials 2.0 1 TB hard drive to gain access wirelessly through the router. I have it connected to the router via USB but do not know how to access the drive. I have tried mapping a new network drive, but it is not listed as a connection. how can I access the drive.
I have a apple time capsule feeding into a tp link ethernet switch, connected to this i have a macbook pro, apple tv2 and a wd ethernet hard drive. I have just bought a wd firewire hard drive and would like to know how i can connect this to my "home network" as far as i can see the only way is straight into my macbook, if i do it that way will i still be able to back up onto my other drives and vice versa.
I have a Seagate 1TB USB External Hard Drive that I want to share on my wireless home network, and I'm having difficulty finding a cheap, reliable solution. I would also, ideally, like to connect a USB printer for similar sharing.I have two XP PC's on the network, and will probably be getting a Windows 7 machine.The router is the generic one supplied by my ISP.
1. Connect both hard drive and printer to always-on PC that shares with Windows.This would work but I'm not keen on the 'always on'
2. Use a Pogoplug to connect the hard drive and printer to the router Again, a good solution and always-on, but a little pricey - ?60-100?
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 and I recently installed a new hard drive. Everything is working fine EXCEPT the WIFI. In the Device Manager the Network Controller has a yellow triangle with a exclamation point in it. I have tried to search to find the driver but it says it is unable to locate it. When I download the Intel driver from the Dell website, it downloads but nothing ever opens.
My WLSE 1030 hard drive failed and I have replaced it with a new drive but when I boot from the 2.15 recovery CD the disc boots and runs, within the console connection I get the error "ERROR: version information not found in flash" the disc is the ejected and the system reboots.How can I reload the system software.
I'm currently in college, and do most things with my laptop, and I have wifi just about everywhere. It has a generous 500 GB of storage, but I'd like to store non-essential files on, an external hard drive. However, lugging around 3 TB of storage isn't exactly feasible, and with my experience with my current 1.5 TB portable drive, me running around everywhere with it bouncing in my bag is just going to abuse it until it stops functioning (which it has...)[URL]
I replaced my router with a Motorola Surfboard cable modem/router combo. Since then I cannot access my backup hard drive (buffalo linkstation 250g about 8 yrs old). Everything worked fine before I replaced the router.The only thing I have on my network is my HP laptop, vonage box and hard drive. Windows 7, Explorer 9.Router: 192.168.0.1 HD: 192.168.1.150I've tried "tracert" and only get back the router address. I've tried connecting directly from my laptop to the HD and tried the ip instead of the 'name'. I replaced the cables, rebooted the laptop, router and hard drive. I also went through the whole "add devices" on "devices and printers" and "search network for devices"
I have a Netgear Rangemax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (model WNDR3700). I used to live in a small place so I connected my external hard drive direct to my laptop. However, now that I have a bigger place i want to connect the ext hard drive to the router so I can take my computer where I want. However, I cannot connect the hard drive to the router. I can plug it into the router, of course, but it will not appear under the Network folders (I use Window's Vista).
I want to know if it is possible, and how is so, to run a server OS or any hosting software from a hard drive that is networked and attached to my router and not to a computer? I currently have a mixed home network of OSes, Mac OS X SL, 2 Windows 7 machines, and various tablets and smartphones. I have a 2TB hard drive attached to an Apple Airport Extreme Base Station (current generation.) The main thing I want the server for is to host for media, iTunes. The Home Sharing function is kosher for in home network use, but I would like to be able to access my media on from outside as well. Optimally I would love to have OS X server on just the drive
I have a Windows 7 lap top and an Iomega eGo external hard drive. When I plug the hard drive into my computer via a USB, it works fine, but when i plug the hard drive in to the wireless router, I can not access it, and I would like access the hard drive wirelessly
I have my router setup fine to the internet, as well as the media server. I can't figure out how to access the hard drive from my laptop, however. The manual says put 192.168.1.1 in the address field of windows explorer, but it just gives me the "Setup" page for the router.
I'm looking to be able to access (read and write) a networked external hard drive which is connected to a home router - specifically the Netgear WNDR3400, which has a USB port explicitly for this purpose - from outside the network, via the internet. This is for work purposes (specifically for a small business that I design for). Is this doable? I've been using Dropbox but that's proving too problematic as more and more files need to be managed. I would prefer it not be through software that has to be running on a computer, as there is no "machine" running 24/7 here besides the router itself.
I have an E4200 with a 500GB WD hard drive attached to the USB port. I also have 3 computers on the network named "THINK", "PC", and "DELL". THINK is mixed Wired and Wireless - depending on what I'm doing - Win7 Professional, DELL is plugged into a Range Extender. (RE1000) - WinXP (This one isn't as important: It's an older machine) PC is always hardwired. - Win7 Ultimate, Recently, THINK has unable to see DELL, OR even the HD connected to the router, but it can see PC. It can also see the HD as a media device - just not as a computer or device I can browse as it does on PC.However, PC can see everything: THINK, DELL, AND the HD and can access them all the way I would like it to be. Also - MY PS3 DOES see the Media Share and can access it. Edit: Also just discovered both internal and external FTP no long works. Why can't THINK see the HD connected to the router regardless if I'm wired or wireless? As far as I can tell, all the settings are identical on both THINK and PC. Is there a router setting I'm missing? IPV6 is disabled and I've treid the basic disabling of HOMEGROUP and anything that goes with it - but nothing yet.
I just purchased a Linksys e4200 router today along with a WD 2TB MyBook hard drive. My intent is to set these two up together so that i can share files on the hard drive with: Computers on my home network ( 1 Windows 7 desktop wired, 1 windows 7 laptop wifi, 1 XP netbook wifi)Computers remotely over the internetSmartphones (Android and Apple) on my home networkSmartphones (Android and Apple) remotely over the internet. My questions are: Set-up remote access for fileshare with smartphones?What is the easiest way to set-up and configure this?
I recently copied files to my hard drive that was connected directly to my computer (via USB).When I connected the disk back to E3000 the files were missing. I connected it back to PC directly and verified the files are there.My PC runs Windows 7 Enterprise.Why can't I see files copied via local connection when I connect the disk to E3000.I carefully compared the permissions with files that I can see just fine and there is no difference - same permissions, same owner.I also get all kinds of permission errors when I try to delete a files from the network drive.
I had previously posted about problems with the E1550 not being able to recognize NTFS formated hard drives. After multiple retries and reformats I was finally able to get it to work and was able to backup my system files to that NTFS hard drive.
Now, little more than a week later I setup to run my backup to run again and once again the E1550 is not accessing the hard drive. The same one it had previously acknowledged and allowed me to save to.
The E1550 sees that there is a hard drive out there but all it says is "Detecting..." this does not change.
I need this to be fixed and stay fixed. If it is going to do this every time I turn on the drive to do weekly backups, then I need to get a different wireless router.
I have realized that E4200 V1 I have, with 1.03 firmware, seems to be dying when I reboot it and it tries to load the USB HD I have connected to it. By die I mean the web server does not work anymore (http://192.168.1.1), and new computers can't connect to the router. I suspect it is due to the amount of files I have in the External Disk Drive -I used to have Media Server enabled, but I disabled it because this problem was happening, and I only left File Server enabled. Now since I moved many of my pictures to it, it seems even File Server is causing problems, and if neither one work for me, then this router does not justify its money, since that was the only reason I bought this E4200 hardware. These problems are solved in V2? Since it is still under warranty, I could try to exchange my V1 for a V2 version.
EA 4500 seems to work fine. Have a Seagate 3 TB HD connecfed to USB. Have LG Smart box connected to EA4500 by Cat5e cable. HD hard drive contents shows and accesses ok on PC via wireless. Smart box showed HD but only media files in "documents" directory, did not show "TV" & "Movies" directories.
Reset Router Media Server Access with "TV" & "Movies" directories - presto LG smarbow showed directories now and worked fine. This morning will no longer show "TV" & "Movies" directories on Smart box. Have tried deleting and resetting Router Media Server Access with "TV" & "Movies" directories several times, no luck.
When i connect my Seagate Backup Plus Drive to the USB port on my EA3500 the drive becomes available on my network but it never spins down even when not in use. Is there any way to correct this? If the drive spins 24/7 its going to die very fast.
My E4200 works beautifully, and was working fine with the Toshiba 500 GB portable drive that I had on it for a week or so. I tried to plug in my WD MyBook Essential (Passed on the list of compatible drives), but the router is not detecting it. Further, when the drive is plugged in, the router stops receiving new wireless connections. Even if I reboot a laptop that was previously connected, it says that that the passkey is incorrect. When the drive is plugged in, I can't even log in to the 192.168.1.1 - it's as if the router creates a firewall around it and refuses every new connection on every port.
I just bought a Linksys E4200 from bestbuy tonight, mostly for the feature of plugging my hard drive into it to use it as a media server, and being able to read & write to it from any computer on my network. I have searched for hours on end trying to fix my problem. I login to my router (at 192.168.1.1), I go to the storage tab, I then click the "Create Share" button next to my WD hard drive in the list and nothing happens. Ive tried this on four different computers, and three different browsers now to no avail.
Some random information: Computer: Dell XPS 420 Router: Linksys E4200 Hard Drive: WD 1TB