I have a Samsung TV, which I can use to stream media from my computer. I also have a Western Digital My Book Essential external hard drive connected via my router. I was wondering if it was possible to access media on that drive, even when the computer is off (that's the goal here).
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 an external hard drive that I used with my oldest laptop, windows XP. I have a newer desktop and laptop that are both running windows 7. I hooked my external drive to the desktop via USB port and want to be able to access from the other 2 laptops as well.
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 am looking to get access to an external hard drive that I have set up on my wireless network.When I try to do an automated Windows backup (off my Vista based laptop files) on to an external hard drive which is connected to my wireless network (through a Belkin router) I am being asked for a user name and password to access the connected hard drive on the network. The thing is that I don't remember setting up a username and password for the hard drive at all. I can paste single files mannually onto the external hard drive without being asked for a username and password. I did perform an automated Windows backup off my other Windows 7 laptop and was not ask for a username and password. where to find the username and password information ?
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 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 simple wireless network in my home run through a Linksys WRT54G Router connected to a cable modem. I set up a Western Digital 1TB external hard drive as a network drive through use of a Seagate FreeAgent DockStar. (The HD connects to the DockStar by a USB cable, which in turn connects to the router by an Ethernet cable.)
The hard drive functions as a network drive and I've configured Windows 7 Home Premium on my laptop computer to recognize it at start-up so it can essentially be used read and written to like a local drive.
Is there a way to make Windows 7, either by built-in software or third party software, automatically backup certain files or directories when changes are detected?
For example, I have a folder on my internal HD where I organize the vast amount of photos that I take so that I can easily find them through the operating system instead of having to go through a photo manager. In my ideal situation, something would be monitoring to see if I have made changes in only that folder (either adding new folders, deleting photos, or modifying files) and simultaneously make the changes to the network hard drive. Effectively, I want something to mirror the changes on my local hard drive on the fly and update the network hard drive accordingly. I do this all manually at the moment and it sucks up a lot of time that could probably be done automatically.
I have a Western Digital 500GB external hard drive and I want to know how can I share this particular drive throughout my house?Currently, it's connected via USB on my Windows 7 Ultimate desktop computer. In the medium term, I will consider getting an wireless router that has a USB port on it - so that way, I won't need to have my Windows 7 desktop computer to be on all the time - just to share my external hard drive.I also plugged in this particular external hard drive on APC backup UPS - so that way, if the power goes out - I can safely shutdown my system - until the power goes back on.As for the wireless router, I currently have the Linksys E2500 dual-band wireless N router - to share my computers with a single internet connection via Cable TV. how do I share my external hard drive on my network. What are your other suggestions on the best way to share an external hard drive?
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 have both a laptop and a brand new Mac. I have a 1tb external hard drive on my network that I use for storing my music. Why can I access this hard drive from my Mac? Is there a way to formatt the external hard drive so I can share the music files between my laptop and Mac?
I'm running a windows lan that connects 3 computers and a shared storage external hard drive. The whole network, including the external hard drive is connected by ethernet back to my adsl modem/router. I want to convert the external hard drive into an ftp server to enable secure file sharing on the internet by allowing remote access (for the purpose of downloading files) to anyone that I offer a username and password to.The external hard drive is a Western Digital World Edition (blue light)I believe it's a 2008 model.The adsl modem/router is a Billion Bipac 7300(G) RA.Is this doable?
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 have a netgear DGN2200 router with a USB port built in. I also have a WD External Hard drive, When using the hard drive plugged directly into my laptop I get transfer speeds of roughly 20 mb/s,However when I plug the hard drive into the router and transfer wireless i only get 1.2 mb/s.Also I'm looking to get a USB > Ethernet adapter, would this increase transfer speeds wirelessly?If not how do I go about increase transfer speeds?
i have an Iomega Prestige Desktop External Hard drive usb 2.0.I also have a quest-centurylink ZyXEL modem model #PK5000Z.I would like to connect the iomega to the modem. However, I don't see a usb port on the modem.
I am going back to college and I will need a router. Both my roommate and I were on the same router went over our bandwidth usage a number of times last year. I've done a bit of research and have come up with a few options: Asus rt-n56u, netgear wndr 4500, and the apple airport extreme. Both my desktop and laptop pc so I'm not sure if that effects the outcome. I am going to need a usb port for an ext hdd, which all of them have. All of the routers have a 5hz signal for better streaming. Would I be able to use the apple airport? It seems the have the best reviews. But I question the compatibility and some of the reviews due to possible fanboyism. Also, If I connect my desktop to the router via a crossover cable and have an ext hdd hooked into the router can I transfer files to the ext hdd and stream that data over a 5 hz signal?
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.
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
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.12 Build 120405 Rel.33996n ISP : WR1043ND
The router is not showing my external hard drive in the usb settings. The Hard drive is a seagate 7200rpm 1.5tb. The hard drive works just fine when plugged into my computer. I have tried NTFS and EXFAT. My 2gb usb drive in FAT32 shows up just fine. The external has its own power supply. Is there anything I am missing that would cause it to not work?
I had an Iomega 1TB External Hard Drive connected to my E4200 router. I had shares confgured and they were properly running on the network.
As of yesterday, this all stopped working. The router does not see the drive; it is as though it is not plugged in.
I rebooted the router and it still does not work. I've connected the hard drive directly to my PC to verify that it works there, and it does. The router is running Ver.1.0.03 (Build 14) of firmware (the latest).
I have a network hard drive (NAS) in my LAN. I would like that a few computers in the LAN were able to only read but not write and the other computers could both write and read. Is there any way I could do this?
I want to make the contents of my pc's hard drive available via my network (ie for use on the laptop), not just the media player library but the actual directories and files themselves. is this possible without a vpn? assuming so, how do I make it happen, and is there any way to secure this access further than just network access? Any easy-to-use and secure vpn.
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.