Laptop Wont Access Network Shared Hard Drive

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  1. markedmanner

    markedmanner Registered Member

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    Ok here is my situation. I have a Belkin N Share router that allows a USB hard drive to be shared like a NAS over the network. I have it setup so I can share it with my laptop and my Wii (I can stream videos on my Wii from the hard drive). I also have a media player which is a Patriot Box Office which I use to stream videos as well. I had it all setup and working very well. Then one day my laptop decided it would not connect to the NAS anymore. I have a Windows Vista laptop which accesses the network by wifi. The Wii and media player still access the drive without any problem. I can not get my laptop to access the drive anymore though. Here is what I have tried:

    I tried unplugging the hard drive from the wall and from the router and plugging it back in. I tried turning the router off and back on as well.

    I disabled my firewall on my laptop.

    I deleted the mapped drive from my computer and tried to remap it the location is \\192.168.2.1\My_Book(A1) which is the same setting that the Wii and Patriot Box Office has and they connect. When I try to remap it it gives and error that it can not connect to it. If I try to browse to the drive through the network I cant find it. But I believe it was like that when I originally mapped the drive when it worked.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. I also have a printer mapped to my laptop wireless but it prints fine to the printer.
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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    if you plug that usb drive direct to the computer does it work?
     
  3. markedmanner

    markedmanner Registered Member

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    Yes it does
     
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