Windows 7 can't rename share on a WD My book essential 3TB Hardrive

Hello

I am running a Wuindows 7 OS with several external hardisks attached over the network.  Two of which are Western digital; they have the same share name when I install them and  so the conflict prevents me from having both attached at the same time.  
I even tried formatting one of them to rename it, but when it is attached to the network, the original name still exists.  I do not seem able to rename the share any other way...

Thanks in advance
bionicbabeAsked:
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strivoliCommented:
I suspect what you call share is instead the device name. I think you have 2 devices with the same name. You need to change one of the device's name by entering the configuration. Formatting the HDD of the device does not change it's name.
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bionicbabeAuthor Commented:
I have plugged it in locally and changed the name and given it a different sharename, but when I put it back on the network it retains its original name, thus conflicting...

They are all connected via an Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station...

Thanks
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strivoliCommented:
WD default device name is "WDShareSpace" for mine NAS. If I had 2 NAS I would have 2 devices with the same device name, not the same share name. I'm afraid you are confusing device name with share name. They are 2 different names. What you need to change is the device name, not the share name. To change the device name, open a browser and point it to the IP of one of the 2 devices. Enter configuration (it will ask you for username and password) and change the device name.
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strivoliCommented:
Do you have any news?
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bionicbabeAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay in my response.  Many Thanks
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