Storage forum

Question

WD 2 TB wired network drive won't connect through router

by Tabley / April 4, 2013 4:07 AM PDT

After using my 2 TB WD network storage device on other systems both wirelessly and via an ethernet connection, I decided to install the device on a new system via a wired connection. Unfortunately, my computer (WIN XP) won't recognise the device when using a direct connection though my talk talk supplied D-LINK wireless router. I have contacted WD and talktalk and gone through all the diagnostic processes but it still won't recognise the device. I have been able to connect this device through an older D-LINK router (still wireless) on the same talk talk ISP with no problems so I can't understand why it won't connect here. The WD device reports no problems but I can't access it, even when all firewall and AV programs are disabled. Can anyone help me?

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: WD 2 TB wired network drive won't connect through router
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: WD 2 TB wired network drive won't connect through router
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
I can guess but if this was my setup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 4, 2013 4:37 AM PDT

Since the old dlink router worked I would configure the DLINK as a WAP (see google, use How to use a router as a WAP).

Then put the drive on that old router which is now on your LAN.

Good luck!
Bob

Collapse -
Can't use the old router.
by Tabley / April 4, 2013 6:17 PM PDT

I can't use the old router as I no longer have it. I need to keep it as a wired connection so wireless is out of the question.

Collapse -
SOL
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2013 3:18 AM PDT

That bright light in the sky known as SOL is not what I mean. Too bad you don't have the old router as I could do what I said as a wired connection.

Good luck and next time don't part with what works.
Bob

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
icon
Laptops 19,436 discussions
icon
Security 30,426 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
icon
Windows 10 360 discussions
icon
Phones 15,802 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

Smartphone tip

Hoarding photos on your phone?

Those picture are hogging memory and could be slowing down your phone.