Solved Hard drive over router

November 12, 2012 at 15:08:23
Specs: Windows 7, 1.8 ghz, 2 gigs ram

Hello everyone,

I am attempting to set up a network hard drive through my router. I have an external hard drive that I have connected to my router with an Ethernet cable (not usb... the hard drive has an ethernet outlet).

I have a wrt54g v5 with the most up to date firmware (1.2.8 I think). I am running windows 7 64 bit.

The issue is that I am not able to see the hard drive over the network (or I do not know how to see it).

Please let me know if I can provide any more information.

Peter


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November 16, 2012 at 20:19:41

Thanks very much for the link. I noticed that the hard drive actually has a ximeta logo on it, although the model is not in the pdf from the website. Nevertheless, after installing the software and entering the key everything works fine.

Thanks for the help!



#1
November 12, 2012 at 16:17:14

Sounds like you have a nas server.

Did you review the user manual that came with the device?

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#2
November 12, 2012 at 17:32:57

Which NAS device is it specifically? Did you install the accompanying software that came with it?

Tony


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#3
November 12, 2012 at 19:09:35

Hello and thanks for the response.

As far as I can tell, the drive is a regular external hard drive that happens to have an ethernet connection. For the longest time I have been using it as a regular drive with a USB cable connected directly to my computer, but I would like to have the hard drive connected to my router. The drive did not come with software, or at least I no longer have any software (I purchased it around 2005) Here is all the information on the drive that I can find:

COMSTAR 320 Gb external drive
Connections power, ethernet, usb
packaged by Samtack
ID: S4KXE-F2XPK-HCJ7S-3V9EM
KEY: YBYYX
(006-03446)

There is also an unnamed bar code with the following key
XI063436B0D76

and a sticker with the following
HDNW-320G
FTY: OP
XIMCHUENCL-1PK


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#4
November 12, 2012 at 20:11:34

A Google search turned up this as the software needed for that NAS. Try it and let us know. There is also documentation towards the bottom in PDF format.

Tony


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November 16, 2012 at 20:19:41
✔ Best Answer

Thanks very much for the link. I noticed that the hard drive actually has a ximeta logo on it, although the model is not in the pdf from the website. Nevertheless, after installing the software and entering the key everything works fine.

Thanks for the help!


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#6
November 17, 2012 at 05:19:26

Thank you for coming back and letting us know what worked. Doing so may very well help somebody else with a similar issue in the future.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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