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External hard drive not detected

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Adobance, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. Adobance

    Adobance Member

    Dec 1, 2007
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    I need serious help here...

    I have a Lacie Ethernet Big Disk (1TB) external hard drive. I have connected it to a Linksys 4 port Ethernet Switch. I also have a cable modem connected to the Switch. The modem works fine, but the hard drive dosen't.

    I have been able to get the computer to recognise the drive by running the config program whilst the cable modem is unplugged, however, once the modem is plugged back in, I get intermittent disconnects on the hard drive until it just won't connect.

    I believe I have DHCP running (but can't find anywhere to confirm this). I had this problem with Windows XP, so, amongst other things, I upgraded to Vista. Still no luck...

    oh the pain..... (this has been going on for a week now, and the Lacie tech gurus haven't really been able to help yet... so I think this one is a challenge...)
  2. philraz

    philraz Regular member

    Jan 29, 2006
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    what brand and model is your modem ?

    have you tried to disable dhcp and configure you network to static IP's ?

    try disabling UPNP if your modem has it

    you are using a switch and not a router if your 4 port is a router it could mean you have two lots of dhcp running
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2007

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