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How to access the web interface to configure a Fanton Drive (FDND500)


I have a Fhanton Drive ( FDND500) and I am trying to configure it for network access. How do I know which IP address it has received from the DHCP server ?

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Ipconfig /all does NOT retrieve the IP's of all the devices on a home or any other network.  ipconfig /all only lists IP's assigned to the network interfaces running on the local computer.

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This should be pretty straight forward. If this doesn't work for you, respond using the comment box below.

1. Bring up the Start Menu, click on the Run command (Don't see it, let me know using the comment box)
2. In the Run command line type "cmd" without the quotes.
3. In the Command Box Window that opens up,
type: "ipconfig /all" without the quotes.
4. This command retrieves all devices that are assigned addresses in your Home Area Network.
5 Write down the address assigned to your Phantom Drive.
6 Launch your web browser and after its finished loading your home page type in the address assigned to your external drive in the browser address bar and tap the enter key.

Now, you should be looking at the web interface for your external drive. It should be here that you can turn on or off features of your external drive to make it visible or invisible or only allow external PCs (on your Home Area Network) to access 'media file' such as mp3s or avi video and mpg video files. Or to also allow "Foreign" PCs, those that are outside your Home Area Network, that is to say: on the other side of your DSL or Cable Modem, such as your PC at work.

Once you turn on the features you want you should be able to access media on this drive from within programs such as Windows Media Player or Windows Media Center. WMC is the preferred program for doing this and when your drive is 'visible' WMC should 'discover' it automatically and tell you it has when you open that program.

To access your drive to play files from a Foreign PC, you need to contact your ISP and have them assist you in setting up your external foreign player to reach your files. Your ISP will setup a user name and password, and more.

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