How to: access a hard driver connected to router

By Dillon.damien ·
I just bought a new router which has the option to network a hard drive directly connected to it but am having difficulties.

I can see the hard drive when I log into the router under Storage-Disk. I can create a share and have shared the whole drive.

How can I access the drive via the wireless? Should it be in my network places?

Tech specs:
Router: Linksys wireless-N broadband router with storage link
Hard Drive: Iomega 1TB Desktop hard drive (NTFS)
Laptop 1: Windows XP Pro SP3 Wireless G card
Laptop 2: Linus Ubuntu Wireless N card

All computers are on the same workgroup and I can access shared files and folders.

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In most cases

by SteveCCC In reply to How to: access a hard dri ...

A networked device that is shared can be accessed by going to Start > Run and typing in the name of the device after 2 back slashes like: \\IOMEGA

This is also how you would access a shared folder on another computer networked on your router. Give that a try and see what happens. Also make sure you don't run into a permissions issue as some systems require user names and passwords like in Active Directory depending how you have it setup.

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Also you may need to change setting in the Router

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to How to: access a hard dri ...

Most Domestic WiFi Routers separate the Wired and WiFi LAN's from each other and you have to enter the Routers Setup to Bridge these connections so that the WiFi Connected systems can share with the Wired Systems.


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