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Re: setting up a network drive to router
I have never actually set one up, but I have done printer servers & lots of other devices, so I imagine this will be the same.. The Brand & model should give you a default IP. Usually you can change that after installation. So look at the device, go to the vendors website or if you have documentation, it will tell you there. Or tell me the brand & model, so I can find the IP for you. With these kinds of posts, you need to provide as much information as possible. Worst case, there is various software solutions (for networking) that can discover the device. But thats the hard way in this case. Let me know how you go..
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The easiest way I can think of is to shrink the DHCP address pool.
To do that, at least on the model of Actiontec router I have, click on "Network (Home/Office)" the go to the "IP Address Distribution" section of the screen. "DHCP Server" should already be selected, and under that, you'll find "Start IP addresses" and "End IP addresses." Usually, the start will be 192.168.1.2 and the end will be 192.168.1.254. What I usually do is change the start address to 192.168.1.200. That leaves over 50 addresses for normal wireless connections, and I'll general assign IP addresses from the rest of the range as follows:
192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.9: routers, APs, etc.
192.168.1.50 to 192.168.1.59: printers
192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.109 for other static devices. (I often find that Blu-Ray players, cable boxes, etc. behave better if they have a static address.)
But really, on home network, I doubt you'll have more than 15 devices that need static addresses, so you could set the DHCP start address as low as 192.168.1.16 if you wanted to.
First of all, routers come with static ips... (the default is usually
192.168.1.1). So I am going to assume you mean your internet ip is a
dynamic ip. Now Im not an ISA expert, so I may be wrong... but ISA
should work with a dynamic external IP. And lastly if you cant get it to
work, a quick call to your ISP will get you a static IP.
Try to configure the IP address of the external NIC in the same network as your
router with the default gateway pointing to your router´s IP address.
In the internal NIC, configure the IP address of the internal network
in the same subnet as your internal clients, set no default gateway and
set an internal DNS.
In the internal network definition, you should put only the networks behind ISA trust interface.
Create access rules according to your needs.
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Very few external disk-drives _have_ an IP-address (the Apple Time-Machine is the exception). For those drives that do,
they obtain their IP-address automatically, by sending a 'request' out through their network-connection. A DHCP ('Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol') server on the network sends an IP-address to it. Most 'home' routers (wired or wireless) include the DHCP-server functionality.
So, the only way to change the IP-address is to configure the DHCP-server to always assign the desired IP-address whenever that specific device sends a 'request' for an IP-address.
You probably have a static ip address set on one of the pc's. The router is set to give out ip addresses automatically. If one of the pc's has a static ip address set,(within the range of addresses that the router is dishing out) then the router may try to give out that address, see that it is already in use, and produce the error.
This is easy to fix:
For xp: go to the control panel, then to network connections. Right click on your network connection, and left click on properties. In the white area of the window that pops up, click on 'internet protocol tcp/ip' and click properties.
For vista: Go to the control panel, network and sharing centre, then click on manage network connections, right click on your network adapter, left click properties. Click on internet protocol version 4 (uncheck version 6 if it is checked) and check for auto ip and dns just like in xp.
Both pc's should be set to obtain an ip address and dns server automatically. If there are numbers in either area, this is the problem for sure. Make sure both are set to get an address automatically, reboot router and both pc's and that should be the end of it :)
Please post a comment and let me know how you make out.
Download and install Wireshark(www.wireshark.org) on your PC. Attach the storage box and your PC and nothing else to a switch. Start a capture and you'll start to see all of the packets that your PC sees on its network interface. They will include a column for source address. The one that doesn't match your PC has to be the storage box.
If this doesn't help, connect the two devices directly together(you'll need a crossover cable if your PC NIC doesn't support MDIX and try the Wireshark capture again - this WILL work. The first option is dependent on the storage box sending out some sort of broadcast packets which is likely but not certain.
first check wether you received a valid ip address for your local network. usually, this should be something like 192.168.x.y. if so, then you might indeed face a dns issue. dns is used to resolve web site names to ip address. usually, your ip service provider will broadcast the external dns servers for your router to recognize.
try to connect with a computer first. if it works, check the ip settings. if your computer also cannot connect without explicit dns server settings you can do one of the following: - explicit dns server address in ps3. go to "advanced internet connection settings", and then to "dns settings" and set the dns server address - purchase a 30$ network router and hook it between your internet and the ps3. in the router settings, set the dns server address to be broadcasted to the clients. you can use 126.96.36.199 and 2 which are dns servers in korea (i live in korea), but you might want to find the server near to your location or promoted by your isp
as long as you are not using your own router to connect to your neighbours, as this wont work only one router on the network can connect to the net
Im assuming your pc is trying to connect to the neighbours router, so you need to reset the router if you cant access it, it should have no password as default and the ip address of the router should be 192.168.2.1.
get into your network cards properties and ensure obtain an ip address automatically on the TCP/IP line is selected.
Go into the router settings and make sure enable DHCP is set to allocate ip addresses automatically and that the router transmits on mixed mode b and G, turn off any wep or wpa encryption until you have a connection.
Do not use windows connection repair as it will totaly mess up your pc's ip addresses and stop you from connecting to the routers ip address.