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Can ping an external hard drive but cannot see it on network.

Hi,
I can ping a Maxtor external hard drive but cannot see it on network.  Please advise.

Thanks,
Joe
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andrew_aj1Commented:
I this a network attached storage device? What model? What do you mean you cannot see it on the network? Do you mean under My Network Places?
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igor-1965Commented:
Joe, it wouldn't bad you at least mentioned the model of the device :)))
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jazzIIIloveCommented:
Hi thErE;

I don't think it's possible to reach a device that is plugged to a machine that cannot be pinged...

But i'd like to learn the way if there is a way...

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jstaron7Author Commented:
Hi,
MAXTER MODEL SHARED STORAGE DRIVE
ITS' IP IS 192.168.1.107
IT'S CONNECTED INTO THE ROUTER
CANNOT SEE IT IN DEVICE MANAGER
CANNOT SEE IT IN DISKMANAGER
CANNOT SEE IT IN VISTA NETWORK [CAN SEE MY OTHER XP PC]

Thanks,
Joe
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andrew_aj1Commented:
You will not see it in the device manager or disk manager; its not connected to your computer. It is a network drive. Try accessing it by typing '\\192.168.1.107' in explorer.
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andrew_aj1Commented:
Try looking at this link. Review the installation guide and advanced settings. Hopefully this will help you.
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/installation_assistance/installation_instructions/external_drives_&_personal_servers/shared-storage
 
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jstaron7Author Commented:
Hi,
My problem is that I get a popup stating "the server is requesting a username and password".  Is it the username/password used to log into the pc or the username/password of one of the accounts in the external hard drive.
I seemed to have tried a hundred different ways both ways.  Please advise.

Thanks,
Joe
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andrew_aj1Commented:
It should be asking for a username/password for the device. Review the manual for the possibility of resetting it to defaults if you dont remember it.
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jstaron7Author Commented:
Thanks!
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