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New to networking, need help with NAS

by crroyalflush / April 13, 2008 7:46 AM PDT

Ok, so I am new to networking and I am having a few issues. I have bought a Western Digital My Book World 500gb network drive. I have it all set up but seem to be having problems going back and forth between users. I have it mapped on my laptop and my wifes cant access the drive and vise a versa. Is there not a way to truly share the drive at the same time? Meaning can we both access the drive at the same time from seperate computers and if I can tell me how to set it up in third grader terms. Thanks for you help

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Why do you have it mapped?
by Coryphaeus / April 13, 2008 9:34 AM PDT

Just connect it to your router and make sure it is shared. You do have a router, don't you?

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by crroyalflush / April 13, 2008 10:02 AM PDT

yes I have a router. the way WD told me to set it up was to map the drive. Just plugging it into the router doesnt make the drive appear in my network places.

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by Darton Fury / April 13, 2008 12:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Yep

Be sure it's connected to a network port on the router with an Ethernet cable, not USB. You have to use DHCP to assign it an address. Then you should be able to access it via your browser by entering http://mybookworld/

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