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Unable to locate Lacie Ethernet Disk Mini on the network

I have been using my Lacie Ethernet Disk Mini connected via my home wireless router for many months with no problems. I have been accessing it both through my home Macbook and home PC without trouble.
However, for some reason both computers are unable to locate the Lacie on the network. I know the drive still works as I can access it fine through my PC USB. But via the network it cannot be found. I have check all the network cables (i still have a green light at the ethernet point to the rear of the Lacie which I assume indicates something is happening). IP configuator cannot locate it. I'm not sure where to go next other than buy a new harddrive to back-up the Lacie up via USB. Are you able to suggest any remedial action. Many thanks.

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  • mazzse Oct 26, 2008

    I use the drive same way wireless och can only reach it trough the usb cable and have the same problem with the drive.

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Lacie's out to lunch..you may be experiencing the old drivers are shot issues..get em from the main site, and reinstall, ok?

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Your desktop may already enjoy a wired broadband Internet connection, but a Wi-Fi connection will afford you greater latitude in Internet use. Wires will not be necessary, so you can establish your PC in any room or area of your home or office and still stay connected to the Internet. Fortunately, you only need a wireless router, broadband modem, and ethernet cable to make this Wi-Fi connection. Disconnect your modem from the wall socket it's plugged into. Connect the ethernet cable to the back of the modem. There is a clearly marked ethernet port here. This port will appear to be an overd telephone jack. Connect the other end of the ethernet cable to the ethernet port on the back of the wireless router. This port will look exactly the same as the one on the rear of the modem. Plug the broadband modem back up to the wall socket and wait for it to power on, initialize and detect its new connection to the wireless router. Locate the manual that shipped with your wireless router. Find the URL, or web address, that is contained within the pages of this manual. This special web address is used to set up your router's network and security permissions. Also, be sure to locate the default password provided within the pages of the manual. Enter the URL into your web browser and allow the page to load. When prompted, enter the password that you found within the instruction manual. Begin setting up your new wireless network. You will be asked for an "SSID," which is just a moniker for your new network. This will be the name seen when the network is listed in an available network list. Choose whatever name you like. Select a password for your new network. While encrypting your network is optional, it is highly recommended. Along with the password, choose "WPA" security encryption. "WEP" will also be an option but it is an older security protocol that is technologically inferior to WPA. Click "Apply" to save your changes. Click on the wireless icon on the right-hand side of the bottom toolbar on your PC's desktop. Select your network's SSID from the drop-down list. Enter the password you chose for your network. You will now be connected to WiFi Internet on your PC desktop and free to browse the Web. Hope this helps.

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I have the Lacie Minidisk Ethernet 500 GB that contains all my house PC backup. I both an USB Minidisk Lacie (1 GB) in order to use MySafe feature but it never worked.


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.
There are three main steps to using MySafe,Connecting an external USB hard drive,Backing up files to the external USB hard drive,Restoring files to the Ethernet Disk mini (if necessary)
Before you can back up files, you need to connect a hard drive to your Ethernet Disk mini via the USB port on the back. Use a hard drive that is USB 2.0 compatible.
While connecting an external hard drive make sure your Ethernet Disk mini is turned on and connected to your network.Turn on the external USB hard drive.Connect the external hard drive's USB cable to the USB port on the back of the Ethernet Disk mini, just like you would connect the external hard drive to your computer.Confirm that the drive is properly connected. Log in and click on the Administer HipServ link. Click on USB External Storage under System.
To back up files, navigate to the file or folder you want to back up to the external hard drive and click on the disk icon in the "Backup" column of the file list.When you back up files to MySafe, the Ethernet Disk mini duplicates the file path in MySafe so that everything you back up is organized in MySafe just as in its original location. So, if you copy a file from MyLibrary, a MyLibrary folder will appear in MySafe, with all folders leading to the backed up file.

Always click the Safely Remove Drive button on the USB External Storage before unplugging your MySafe external hard drive. Wait for the interface to change and for the Use Drive button to appear before disconnecting the USB cable from the Ethernet Disk mini. Failure to safely remove your external hard drive before disconnecting the USB cable can cause data loss and/or damage the drive. Always use the Safely Remove Drive feature when disconnecting an external hard drive.

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to set upa network

http://lifehacker.com/software/wifi/geek-to-live-set-up-a-home-wireless-network-162754.php

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