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Problem with WD EXT Network HDD (1TB)

Hi there, I have a problem with my brand new WD external network HDD, i've done everything the manual told me to do but it still can't see the HDD. I'm using Windows 7 RC1 at the moment, and i'm not sure how to get it working, any help woul be appreciated, thanks

P.S: i've connected it to a Linksys WRT54G router, my laptop is connected wirelessly though, is that a problem? thanks!

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Have you set up the drive as shared on your network?

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