12-10-2009 08:57 AM
I have the My Book World Edition external drive. Before it was attached to our router but we moved and now there is no router to attach it to. Does anyone know who I can still hook this up to my pc running winxp professional?
12-10-2009 09:15 AM - edited 12-10-2009 09:22 AM
Reset the drive first, the network settings will be reset to default.
Connect the drive using a ethernet cable directly to the computer.
Open Command Prompt.
Ping the drive, To ping type the following in the command prompt.
Check if you get reply, If yes Map the drive under my computer. To Map.
Right click my computer->map network drive-> (beside folder) \\mybookworld\publick -> Finish.
12-10-2009 09:31 AM
the only way to access the drive is by conneting the drive to the ethernet port. most of the computers have only one port and currently we don't have any work around, you can get a ethernet hub or a switch to solve the problem.
12-10-2009 11:58 AM
Before you go out any purchase anything, what the setup of your network. It should Internet via cable or dsl then your router then computer or switch. If don't have router then you would need one. If you do but don't have any extra ports free then you need a switch.
Internet > Router > Switch/Computer/My Book World.