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Mar 20, 2011

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, 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

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