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Windows 7: HDD not showing up when connected to router


27 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 8 Pro
 
 
HDD not showing up when connected to router

I have a my book essential (western digital) and when I plug it in to the router (netgear N900) it never shows up. I had the same drive before, but the other was 1 tb this is 1.5 tb and is has the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0. I am running windows 8 pro, could this be it? The other one I had, which was the same, when I plugged into the router, it showed up as "readyshare". Now, there is nothing there. Any help would be great!

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28 Dec 2012   #2

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I assume the N900 is a ReadyShare capable router.
I'm not sure how you do this in W8 without a Start Orb, but in Windows 7 you connect the drive to the router, the USB light blinks, then you go Start > and in the search box type: \\readyshare and hit Enter and the drive should show up in My Computer.
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28 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Nice tip there...I'll sure be using it with my external HDD I'll be adding.
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28 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I assume the N900 is a ReadyShare capable router.
I'm not sure how you do this in W8 without a Start Orb, but in Windows 7 you connect the drive to the router, the USB light blinks, then you go Start > and in the search box type: \\readyshare and hit Enter and the drive should show up in My Computer.
Yes, it is, but why wouldn't ANYTHING be showing up in my "network". I actuall have "shell" which is a generic Start menu for windows 8. I have 3 phones, an Imac, and a tablet that are all running wirelessly on my network, but none show up!
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28 Dec 2012   #5

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Well if no devices in your wireless or wired network show up in Windows 8 then I would suspect you need to adjust your advanced settings in the Network & Sharing Center.

You would probably get better help by posting this problem in the Networking forum here.
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