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    Freecom Network Drive not showing on Network

    Bought a Freecom Network Drive (LINK) from PC World today and got it set up and it seemed to be working fine on my Vista computer until I tryed to get it set up on my XP computer. It seemed to get setup ok but then the whole thing just stopped working. The hard drive spines and it works fine when plugged in as USB device but when trying to connect it to the network it simply does not show up.

    I have a Belkin G+MIMO Router and the Network Hard Drive is a Freecom Network Storage Hard Drive 250GB

    Please could you help as i ony bought it today and don't want to be taking it bakc without having a stab at fixing the problem, could it be something to do with the IP Addresses cause i saw something about that but don't know how to fix it.


    Thanks very much in advance, Matthew

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    Re: Freecom Network Drive not showing on Network

    Please anyone?

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    Re: Freecom Network Drive not showing on Network

    Sorry But Im not Sure How To Fix This...
    But Just Asking Though, Doen't the network drive show up on any of the computers?

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    Re: Freecom Network Drive not showing on Network

    No it does not. Could it be something to do with the dchp on the router conflicting with the dchp on the network drive?

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    Re: Freecom Network Drive not showing on Network

    Possibly...
    You Also Said It Worked Fine Before You Set It Up On The XP Computer.
    So When Setting It Up On The XP Computer, Did You Change Any Of The Network Drive's Settings?

    If Not, Try Reseting The Network Drive And Set It All Up Again.

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    Re: Freecom Network Drive not showing on Network

    nope, don't think so. Could it be that it gets messed up when being set up onto the XP machine because every time i do it it stops working.

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    Re: Freecom Network Drive not showing on Network

    The problem seems to be with Vista. I've got a Freecom Network Drive and my Vista machine will not issue a drive letter using the network. Its OK on USB though. The XP notebook is fine with the Freecom drive on either the network or USB.

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