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Old 12-24-2006, 03:52 AM   #1
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external hard drive - access problem


I have an external case/3.5" hdd combo for external storage (case and 320 gb EIDE).

Stupidly, I'd got it configured, but couldn't, for the life of me, remember what I'd used for the username/password combination. So following the instuction book, switched it off, held down the "reset" button, switched it back on and waited the 10 seconds to reset it to the factory defaults.

It was configured as a "LAN disk" i.e. connected via ethernet. So in theory, I should be able to access it by just putting in the default IP to get the browser based login box so I can set it up again.

It won't allow me to access it and I can't recall what else I did when I got it working last time.

I've tried pinging it and get no reply (either with the IP that I set last time or the factory default one).

As it's connected via ethernet, do I have to mount it or something so that my system can "talk" to it or maybe I need to do something else ?

I could connect it via USB (not sure if it will allow me to change the ethernet/IP settings that way), but I can't recall what I need to do to make the system "talk" to it either.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can access it, at least as far as getting the login dialogue ?

Sorry if that sound a little vague, but my mind has gone completely blank as to how I do this.

regards

John
 
Old 12-24-2006, 04:51 AM   #2
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Well I've made a tiny bit of progress - though I still have problems.

If I reconfigure my NIC so that it is (AFAIK) looking at the same IP as the external case/HDD (i.e. the factory default) then if I then reboot the system, it allows me to login with the default login/password. It opens at the "upload firmware" page.

I've downloaded the firmware but while it seems to be letting me upload it, I just get the timer cursor and nothing else.

So I've then changed the connection to USB and that shows up on my desktop as an icon (called media:sda1) it then shows me that there are 2 folders and 2 files in there (the files are suffixed .cfg and konqueror says that they are executable - the folders are called "public" and "recycled"). I've managed to drag and drop the firware file there as well.

I'm stumped as to what else I might need to do/try to make use of this device, so if anyone has any idea, then that'd be great.

regards

John
 
  


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