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Maxtor 500g network drive

Hi i have a draytek router connected to a netgear pro switch which is connected to a safecom router (dhcp disabled) the network drive is connected to the safecom i can access the network drive fine via wireless but when i connect a computer via ethernet on the safecom i loose network connections the maxtor drive ethernet light keeps flashing and the safecom port lights keep blinking on and off if i remove the drive everything is fine and if i plug the drive back and remove the computer everything is fine. all ethernet cable are straight through and the netgear pro switch is auto sensing no crossover cables needed. its odd that thw wireless side works but not the wired side

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  • R6NETWORK Feb 18, 2008

    hi the switch is auto sensing so no cross over cables are needed. but i have tried to conect the maxtor network drive directly to the draytek vigor 2800 router and although the router lights show the drive as being connected and the drive network light shows its connected on the router web page the dive is not listed as an attached client and i can't see it anywhere on the network. i think the firewall on the router must be stopping it i dont know how to open port 4301 on the routers web interface for local lan clients only as i dont want to open this port to the wan. the reson i think the firewall is blocking is that i can see all the other attached clients in the dhpc page with their mac addresses i have not enabled mac bind so that can't be the problem and i have tried a crossover cable still no drive yet it will work on the safecom router. i know the firewal on the draytek vigor 2800 is far more robust so it could be the cause of my problems any ideas



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Describe to me exactly how you are set-up. Include the IP addresses of each device and exactly what ports are being used on each device. Could like an IP mistake or in some cases an X-over cable is still required IF your switch does not have does not have a x-o button on it. But that depends how things are connected. These are the 2 most likely but need the above info to diagnose.

Jeff

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    Jeff Sapper Feb 18, 2008

    Do you have your users guide?

    Read through the Firewall section, page 42 et. I would suggest disabling ALL filters and see if it works. If it does, enable one filter at a time until you hit the one that prevents network detention.

    Let me know how it turns out or contact again if you don't understand something.

    Also understand about autosense. It has to do with the bandwidth (what everyone calls speed). It will sense if its 10/100 connection or duplex mode (duplex mode is like a walkie talky, only one person can talk at a time -half duplex- or both can talk at once-full duplex)...

    Jeff

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