I am wanting to connect the hard drive mentioned above with a Windows laptop with a direct ethernet connection (ie without the use of a router). I am able to do this on my Mac with ease (no setting up - just plug the HD into the Ethernet port on the computer and it shows up within minutes), but doing this on Windows is not so simple.
I have tried searching for the drive with the various network utilities in Windows, but not being all that familiar with the OS, I’ve not yet been successful!
I’m sure it’s possible, as I’m fairly certain it’s been done before (albeit not me making it happen). Any advice?
I think it’s Windows 7, but it may be Vista.