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Why do I not see my external hard drive in Windows Explorere or the IP address

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I Have a Seagate GoFlexNET (The GoFlex™ Net media sharing device enables you to easily access and share your files anytime, anywhere.) media sharing device.  I also have a Seagate Free Agent GoFlex 320 MB Hard Drive which is mounted in the GoFlex Net Media Sharing Device.  The GoFlex Net Media Sharing Device is plugged into my router and I actually see the IP address and MAC address of the GoFlexNEt device within the router under the DCHP reservation.

Note Segate suggest you use software called PogoPlug, but the software package I find confusing and thus uninstalled.  I do not want to use PogoPlug software with my device.

I tried this solution  at this link and I can now see my files if I go to the MAC address of the Go Flex Net Media Sharing Device and the shared name of the device.  Thus if I go to \\fadsMMMMMM\<share name> I see my files stored on the Free Agent GoFlex drive which is mounted in the FreeAgent GoFlex Net Media Sharing Device.  Note MMMMMM are the last 6 characters (made up of letters and numbers) of Seagate device’s network card MAC address.

However, if I go to //192.168.110/J<shared name> I DO NOT see my files stored on the Free Agent GoFlex drive which is mounted in the FreeAgent GoFlex Net Media Sharing Device.

Also, if I go to Windows Explorer and click on MyComputer I do not see this device available..Why is this device not available...

Why can I see the files when I type on the MAC address, but not the IP address or if I view within Windows Explorer...
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