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Robert S. Aug 13, 2007, 08:53pm EDT Report Abuse

I have an external network hard drive with an ethernet port - is thery anyway I can connect it to my standalone pc without a router ?


The PC has a network card, i have a patch cable - can it be done?


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Chris McNally Aug 14, 2007, 05:03pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Is there anyway I can connect my Network HDD to my Standalone PC?
Yup - you should be able to plug it straight in, I believe. There may be some settings you need to change on the drive - check your manual.

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Rory Witham Aug 15, 2007, 02:18pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Is there anyway I can connect my Network HDD to my Standalone PC?
DONT plug in a standard network cable, you will need to run a cross over cable, the two outside wires are reversed.

If you are connection to the net Via a netword card use the NSD on another card.. bit hard other wise :)


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Robert S. Aug 15, 2007, 08:01pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Is there anyway I can connect my Network HDD to my Standalone PC?
ok I ve done that ...I can ping the hdd put it does not appear in

My Network Places or in My Computer ?

Chris McNally Aug 16, 2007, 07:19pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Is there anyway I can connect my Network HDD to my Standalone PC?
Check that it's formatted and on the same workgroup as your PC.

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Bungle Aug 16, 2007, 07:21pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Is there anyway I can connect my Network HDD to my Standalone PC?
if all else fails you may be able to take the casing apart and assuming the external drive uses standard connections internally connect it to your PC as an internal drive.

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Gerritt Aug 17, 2007, 02:43am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Is there anyway I can connect my Network HDD to my Standalone PC?
Rory,
WTF? The "outside wires are crossed"?!?
This is bad info!
You need to look up the EIA/TIA-568-a/b standard for 100Mb Ethernet cable.
In this case the crossover is between pins 1-3 and 2-6.
If you are doing a Gigabit ethernet cable, then you need to look at all 8 conductors.
A good site for end to end cables is:
http://logout.sh/computers/net/gigabit/

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john albrich Aug 17, 2007, 02:06pm EDT Report Abuse
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Gerritt Aug 18, 2007, 08:39pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Is there anyway I can connect my Network HDD to my Standalone PC?
John,
I just want to point out that the links you provided are for 10 and 100BaseT cables ONLY.
The 1000BaseT or Gigabit crossover is totally different.

Gerritt

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john albrich Aug 19, 2007, 03:30am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Is there anyway I can connect my Network HDD to my Standalone PC?
Was the ethernet specified? I figured those would at least give him some other places to look, and examples of how the cables are wired differently for different versions.



 

    
 
 

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