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Unable to connect to Maxtor Shared-Storage drive on WRT54G

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by IsaanFarang, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. IsaanFarang

    IsaanFarang Network Guru Member

    Two wired laptop's (Win-XP) can utilize a Maxtor Shared Storage drive using TCP/IP which is wired into a WRT54G v2 running Satori-4.0 v2.07.1.7sv. Everything works fine on the LAN side of the router.

    However, no wireless connection can activate the Maxtor drive in Network Neighborhood -- the drive CAN be pinged from ALL connections, including the router.

    Since pinging works, the problem would seem to be one of protocol and binding, or wireless router settings.

    TCP/IP is employed throughout in this discussion. Bindings for both wired and wireless connections, and for both Client for MS Networks and File/Printer Sharing are checked and correct.

    The wireless connections can read all shared files in the network except those on the Maxtor drive.

    Early on in the game, I assigned a static IP to the Maxtor:, and disabled the client firewall and virus protection.

    I made the following adjustments to the router:

    Enabled SSID broadcasting
    Disabled WEP security
    Disabled both Firewall and Ping filtering
    Disabled MAC filtering

    [ An aside: is the Maxtor drive considered a "hosting" app? If so, fingers crossed, I enabled Port Forwarding for its 2 UDP ports at the static IP ]

    Under the above settings, I could suddenly access the Maxtor drive wirelessly. Slowly, I backed off the settings in the reverse order listed above. Still ok...

    The Maxtor was dropped when I lost the wireless connection due to enabling the WEP settings on both router and laptop. I quickly disabled it again, but to no avail. I haven't seen it since despite reboots, resets, and sacrificial offerings.


    I might try the latest *Linksys* firmware for the router.

    The last possibility could be the WFC54G V3 I use to test the wireless laptop connections. I'm using the firmware provided on the CD-Rom: Linksys driver dated 7/17/2003. Perhaps one of the advanced properties listed in the device manager?

    Maxtor says call Linksys...
  2. IsaanFarang

    IsaanFarang Network Guru Member

    SOLUTION: Reflashed the latest *Linksys* firmware

    Probably a conflicting Satori setting, but I'll never know...

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