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I am trying to wireless network three PC's and a NAS drive. Only one of the PC's can aaccess the NAS but the others can't see it nor can the other PC's see each other through "mapping a network drive". Can anyone help? They are all routed through a DLink wireless router. Thanks, Sue

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Be sure all your computers have the same workplace. workplace is usually the default for it. also, be sure that all your computers network discovery are turned on.

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I work in data recovery and I'm always being asked what kind of backup device my customers should use. The fact is, there are a lot of choices and a lot of different situations with different answers.

Whatever device you choose for backup, remember the most important part of backing up is to always have more than one copy. Your backup device does you little good if it holds the only copy of your files.

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