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Setup problem: NASFinder has discovered, but cannot communicate with the SimpleShare server

I am trying to attach my SimpleShare hard drive to my Negear wireless router (RangeMax model WPN824). 

I am not configuring any security on the router and I'm using the simplest setup possible using all of the defaults (DHCP). 

While in the Netgear Router Manager page I can see the drive.  It is assigned the IP address of and the MAC address of 00:15:58:3a:74:f0. 


When I run the SimpleShare Discovery software I get the following message: "NASFinder has detected the listed SimpleShare servers on your local network."


It tells me to "open SimpleShare online Help", but does not tell me how to get there.  So... I found you.

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I suggest that you attach the external drive and click on the following link and and utilize the FREE Microsoft Fixit software: CLICK HERE

If your problem is still present, continue reading.

Second Step:

Make certain that your external drives driver is up-to-date.

Updates are regularly posted on the manufacturer's site to fix issues you encountered while attempting to use their device. The following will guide you on how to keep your device updated and working properly.

These are the common reasons why you need to do an upgrade:

• Dropping or intermittent connection
• Fix the bugs and known issues with the current firmware or driver version
• Basic Troubleshooting did not work

Click on the following link and reinstall the Simpletech external hard drive (Simpledrive) software: Official Simpletech software download site and click on Downloads. There are also some helpful tips contained therein.

NOTE: For basic troubleshooting tips please refer to your user manual.

All the best


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