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Wireless External HD connection

Ok, problem with Lacie ethernet disk mini external HD 500GB. We just want to be able to plug it in the router and access it through individual computers. Prob is, we just can't seem to find it, even after installing the relevant software and nomination an administrator. Any thoughts? many thanks, j

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    I have the same problem with the 400Gb model. I can access via a browser using http and its IP address but not see the drive on the Windows network

  • bob814 Jun 21, 2008

    Yep, same problem. Lacie ethernet mini 500Gb disk. iTunes can see it, I can find it using http and explorer, I can use the ftp facility but I can't see through explorer. Useless, about to send it back.



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I had the same problem in Vista but it spontaneously resolved itself after some time, but as a temporary solution you can just map to it. Figure out it's IP address and then go to: Start->right click on Network->Map Network Drive...->fill in the Folder field (i.e. \\ ) and presto you should see the login screen (admin/admin by default). It's not the best but works well enough. Hope that helps.

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Hello Elio,

Use MySafe to back up the files stored on the Ethernet Disk mini Home to an attached USB storage device. This way, if files on the Ethernet Disk mini are damaged or accidentally deleted, you can restore them to their original locations.
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