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connecting hard drive to router need help

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  1. robjiii

    robjiii Thread Starter

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    ok i have a Asus RT-N16 and a 500gb HD in a startech.com (info safe) case connected via USB to the router and cant see it. what am i doing wrong?

    what i have done while connected to laptop
    formated drive
    dropped the partions
    checked for errors
    updated drivers.
    i can see it while its connected to laptop

    while pluged into router
    nothing, it does not show up.

    please help. i have maxed out the hard drive on the laptop and i wam wanting to move all of my media to the "network" hard drive to free up space on the laptop.
     
  2. prunejuice

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    Is the USB hard drive enclosure powered by it's own AC adapter?
     
  3. robjiii

    robjiii Thread Starter

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    well i guess i should have added that to makes it easy for everyone. but i just fixed it. my network was set to public and not private.
     
  4. robjiii

    robjiii Thread Starter

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    ok i am going to bump this back up.

    here what has been done since last post.

    started transfering files over through the network but found it was too slow for me so i drected connected the harddrive moved files.

    i have now pluged it in to the router again and dont see it.

    fyi i posted this AM that i removed the partion but i was wrong so i did that before i moved the files.

    what can i do now?


    oh and the harddrive has a its own power and connected to router through USB


    thanks for the help

    Edit
    never mind i think its slow showing up in the "network folder" i can see it now. Sorry everyone.
     
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