[OT] Netgear ReadyNAS pt II


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WhinYett

Thanks for previous insights. I got the thing working - almost happily.
My desktop (W7) sees the Readynas under
windowsexplorer->network->readynas. Which is what I want/expect, network
attached file storage.

Problem is with my laptop (W7). It does not see the readynas in the
above way at all. If I click on windowsexplorer/network (not opening
it) it shows things under several categories: computers, media devices,
network infrastructure and storage. "sometimes" the readynas appears
under storage but it disappears apparently at random. It never
re-appears as far as I have observed until I have closed the laptop and
opened up again. Anyway it is useless in that role. Only offering me web
based access as administrator.

The laptop is connected wirelessly of course and the desktop direct
ether cable. But I cannot detect any other difference in the numerous W7
settings on the 2 computers.

TIA
Frank
 
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Paul

WhinYett said:
Thanks for previous insights. I got the thing working - almost happily.
My desktop (W7) sees the Readynas under
windowsexplorer->network->readynas. Which is what I want/expect, network
attached file storage.

Problem is with my laptop (W7). It does not see the readynas in the
above way at all. If I click on windowsexplorer/network (not opening
it) it shows things under several categories: computers, media devices,
network infrastructure and storage. "sometimes" the readynas appears
under storage but it disappears apparently at random. It never
re-appears as far as I have observed until I have closed the laptop and
opened up again. Anyway it is useless in that role. Only offering me web
based access as administrator.

The laptop is connected wirelessly of course and the desktop direct
ether cable. But I cannot detect any other difference in the numerous W7
settings on the 2 computers.

TIA
Frank
I always thought on the client end, everything that is needed to detect
other devices, would be "on" by default. And only the server needed options
to participate or not participate in any schemes.

This article mentions SSDP, which I didn't think did anything useful except
enable the presentation of an icon for a network server. But you can play
with it if you want. Just make sure you have a way of getting your settings,
back to how they are now (set a Restore Point).

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/2991-homegroup-problem-network-discovery-issue.html

Paul
 
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Char Jackson

Thanks for previous insights. I got the thing working - almost happily.
My desktop (W7) sees the Readynas under
windowsexplorer->network->readynas. Which is what I want/expect, network
attached file storage.

Problem is with my laptop (W7). It does not see the readynas in the
above way at all. If I click on windowsexplorer/network (not opening
it) it shows things under several categories: computers, media devices,
network infrastructure and storage. "sometimes" the readynas appears
under storage but it disappears apparently at random. It never
re-appears as far as I have observed until I have closed the laptop and
opened up again. Anyway it is useless in that role. Only offering me web
based access as administrator.

The laptop is connected wirelessly of course and the desktop direct
ether cable. But I cannot detect any other difference in the numerous W7
settings on the 2 computers.
Access it by its IP address and then map it to an unused drive letter. You
shouldn't have any more trouble with it after that.
 
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WhinYett

Access it by its IP address and then map it to an unused drive letter. You
shouldn't have any more trouble with it after that.
Yes - I tried that and it worked. I was uneasy about the procedure
because I thought my router's DHCP server might hand it different IP
addresses depending on what else was attached when it was powering up.
However it seems that the NAS gets the same address in most
circumstances. This morning I deliberately fired up my desktop before
the NAS but the NAS got a lower address - the same on as previously. My
router has no wired-in IP address entries.

All that is interesting, but the fact remains that my desktop m/c just
sees the NAS for what it is under the NAS' given name and Bob's you
uncle it all works. NO mapping of network drives involved.

?????????
Frank
 

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