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Hi there i am trying to install a nas box via a belkin router with a seagate 1tb drive in but its not picking up my network settings can you help?

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  • sas_parmar7 Feb 18, 2010

    Dude dont really understand your questions, its too difficult to explain, I have DHCP enabled and stuff

    Your colleagues have been remoteing to my pc to help cos its easier

    Are you able to do that?

  • sas_parmar7 Feb 18, 2010

    Well its too complicated without someone connecting remotely and your colleagues dont understand my setup so just connect remotely like I suggested and sort me out

  • sas_parmar7 Feb 19, 2010

    I am having trouble with a Belkin F6D4230-4 Router now I do have the disk that came with the nas and have tried to use it but it does not pick up my network. The 1tb drive is inside the nas box, I want to be able to connect to all of my files wirelessly via my router but Im really struggling


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Can i get some clarification on your issue please? First, I am gathering that you are trying to attach an external hard drive to your network thru a Belkin router. Are you using a Cat 5 cable to connect to the Belkin and is this external hard drive configured to be on a network. Can you tell me more about this NAS? Also, is the belkin router network settings with DHCP or is your network reliant on static IPs? Have you tired to connect it directly to a single computer to see if the computer recognizes the drive?

Please help me by answering any of these questions that you can so I can assist you further.

Thank You,


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  • Brian Girouard Feb 13, 2010

    If by NAS you mean a NAS server, you can usually connect directly to a NAS server using a keyboard and monitor. Look on the back of the NAS to see if it has monitor, keyboard and mouse connectors. If you can do that, I can tell you how to work with it like you would any other computer.
    Please let me know.


  • Brian Girouard Feb 18, 2010

    No, I cannot connect to your PC remotely. I will leave it to my colleagues to assist you.

  • Brian Girouard Feb 18, 2010

    I don't know how others are connecting remotely. In order for me to do it, you would have to log into, download that software and open your computer to my page so I could see it. That requires exchanging security information which I don't think is a good idea to do here.

    So, let me ask you, what model of belkin 1 tb device do you have? Did it come with a software disk?

  • Brian Girouard Feb 19, 2010

    Can you use an administrative tool to get to the settings on your Belkin router? That is generally done by opening up an internet explorer window and typing in the IP address to the router.

    Also, this NAS box your referring this an external hard drive enclosure? Does it have any ability to connect directly to your computer? I want to see if there is a way to connect directly to the NAS to work with the settings on the NAS, if that is possible.

    Let me know what you can.


  • Brian Girouard Feb 20, 2010

    Send me an email address, I have some information about your belkin router I want to send you.



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Make sure that your router is set to DHCP so that it will give the nas box a dynamic IP address also make sure that your LAN address range is set wide enough 192,168,0,1 - 192,168,0,255 is the default some are set conservative to allow only a few clients to receive and address lease.

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