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WD Ethernet HDD

By Sagacity61 ·
How do I share my WD Ethernet HDD with two wireless laptops?
I have a wireless modem on one port of a four port router, and the HDD on another port. My desktop (on anoher port of the same router) can see the networked HDD, but I can't get the laptops to see or access it.

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If I am reading your question as you intended

by OH Smeg In reply to WD Ethernet HDD

You need to open the WiFi Access Point Setup Routine and bridge the Wired & Wireless LAN's together.

Many of these devices separate these two LAN's from each other so anything on the Wired LAN is invisible tot he Wifeless LAN.

Col

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by Sagacity61 In reply to If I am reading your ques ...

I can see nothing among "Programs" or "Settings/Control Panel" that relate to WiFi Access Point setup.
Is there a FAQ or website you can point me to please?

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by Who Am I Really In reply to If I am reading your ques ...

re: Wifeless LAN

is that the location you surf from when you don't want the Wife to see what yer doin ? ! ?

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by OH Smeg In reply to If I am reading your ques ...

:^0

Well I'm surprised that the Spool Chocker came up with that Wifeless bit.

What can I say American Spool Chokers just Suck Big Time.

Col

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by Who Am I Really In reply to If I am reading your ques ...

re: Smell Checkers

the Firefox smell checker
chokes on the strangest thing, "actual words"

I can't think of any right now
but I'm always annoyed when I see the red underlining on actual words
I've even copied the correct smelling from the "g" search box and still get underlined

cheers

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The reason why you can not see anything in the Control Panel

by OH Smeg In reply to WD Ethernet HDD

About WiFi Setup is that it's part of the WiFi Access Point not the Computers Operating System.

You would have got a CD with the WiFi Access Point which allows you to set it up by either running a .EXE File on the CD or reading the user Manual and entering a HTTP Address then a User Name & Password to access the Devices Internal OS.

You need to understand that all of these devices be them Modems, Routers or whatever are actually computers with Embedded OS's and Software specifically designed to do the job that they where designed to do.

They are controlled by themselves not the computer and as such need to be properly configured to do what is required.

if you want the Wireless Setup Wizard in XP it's found under Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Wireless Setup Wizard. There is also a Network Setup Wizard there for Wired Networks.

Col

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by Sagacity61 In reply to The reason why you can no ...

Genuine thanks for this.
Now I remember setting up the wifi from a CD (had trouble with that too!)
I'd forgotten that it needed its own drivers and IP information.
Thanks again for your patient assistance.
Cheers.

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