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Need help connecting with Linksys WRTSL54GS router

by xfmills / May 3, 2006 9:54 AM PDT

I just purchased the Linksys WRTSL54GS router. After many many calls to them just to get it able to get online, I now want to be able to use it for network storage. I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 wirelessly connected to it, and a Maxtor 100GB hard drive connected to the router via USB. Following Linksys' instruction manual, I can FTP to the drive. However, I can't see it in My Network Places. Can someone please help?

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You need to investigate Microsoft file sharing
by pratapan / May 4, 2006 6:13 AM PDT

FTP is the File Transfer Protocol. It is one method for storing files in a central location and sharing them. FTP servers will not show up under "My Neighborhood". That is a windows workgroup thing.
Personally, I prefer the FTP method. Windows file sharing is very chatty and can negatively impact wireless networks when many machines are broadcastion Netbios traffic.


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Workgroup Name
by Allan Chamberlain / May 21, 2006 2:36 AM PDT

Your router will default to the workgroup name Linksys while your computer will default to the workgroup name of Workgroup. Either change the router workgroup to Workgroup or your computer workgroup to Linksys. After doing this you should be able to see your computer and your router in My Network Places.


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