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I have 4 comuters (vista)networked via a belkin wireless modem. For some reason, one of them has suddely decided it doesn't want to read the WD drive. I have checked everything I can think of to check. Made sure the print/file sharing is open on the computer. Ive tried it without firewalls. I cannot find the drive on that computer.

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Sorry to break it to you but it seems to be a normal trait of WD... Ive had 3 of them do that to me and I was never able to recover them. Best thing i can recommend is call the company and see what they will do to fix it.

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I have recently bought a Belkin N+ Wireless Modem-Router (model F5D8635-4 v1). It comes with the USB port and I bought a WD 1Tb drive to connect with it. I added the WD drive (92.168.2.1My Book in my...


  • First off, the WD hard drive was meant to be connected to a computer.
  • Therefore connect it to the fastest computer you have or the one running the network.
  • Make that drive a network drive.
  • Set the router to handle DHCP using the web based interface (192.168.1.1 on a linksys router, check your manual for the IP address belkin)
  • The drive apparently has three volumes on it: X: Y: and Z: (network drives)
  • I would backup the WD drive and reformat in NTFS format
  • I dont believe that these drives were meant to be networked. Therefore you get what you get....
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