Access my external hard drive

Seagate Freeagent desk external 1tb hard...
September 7, 2009 at 12:15:23
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi everybody,

I would like to access my external hard drive "seagate" via my wireless router (3Com). What is the easiest way to do this?

Thanks for your help

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September 7, 2009 at 12:27:26
Attach the drive to a computer, then connect the computer to the router.

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September 8, 2009 at 01:03:01
Thanks. I was trying to avoid having the hard drive connected to my laptop.

I was hoping that I could connect it to the router and access it from anywhere in the house via the router. Is this possible?


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September 8, 2009 at 04:40:32
There must be some form of computer to connect the disk drive to the network. To connect an external hard drive the simplist may be a network attached storage device like the Linksys NSLU2.

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September 9, 2009 at 13:10:49
Thank you very much. I wil ltry that

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November 20, 2009 at 13:53:06
I just purchased a Belkin N+ wireless router, which has a USB connector in the back that one can connect up to a hard drive. I did that with a Seagate FreeAgent drive, and got it going relatively easily -- with one exception: I had to temporarily mount the USB drive directly to a computer and rename it from "FreeAgent Drive" to something shorter (I used "Seagate").
Then I could access it using \\belkin-ip-address\Seagate from more than one computer in my local network.

Now, if only I could get the Seagate backup software that came on the drive (and that I installed from it) could recognize the existence of that drive. It seems like it's only set up to detect directly connected USB FreeAgent drives.

Anyone have any ideas? (Yeah, I know I could contact Seagate, and I would if I could get my account on their site to work!).

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November 20, 2009 at 22:03:04
I don't think the existing software will work. You will need
software on each computer to backup over the network.

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