Network drives

  orsta 15:23 05 Oct 10
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This maybe a silly question, but can you connect a Network drive (Lacie netspace2) direct to a PC (Vista)using a second ethernet connection and use in an similiar way to a USB drive.

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  mgmcc 22:36 05 Oct 10

I don't see why not, although you will almost certainly need to configure the IP addressing manually. By not connecting to a router, there is no DHCP server present to allocate IP addresses.

  orsta 18:45 06 Oct 10

Any ideas what IP address would be needed?

i assume someting like 192.168.2.7 ~ 255.255.255.0 ~ 192.168.2.?

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  mgmcc 09:14 07 Oct 10

Use a different Subnet from the router's to avoid conflicts. Try...

Second Network adapter in PC:

IP address - 192.168.3.1
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0

Network Drive:

IP address - 192.168.3.2
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0

That should avoid conflicts with your router which could operate in the 192.168.0.0, 192.168.1.0 or 192.168.2.0 Subnet.

  mgmcc 09:15 07 Oct 10

I should have added that the Default Gateway and DNS Server addresses are left blank, as this connection doesn't involve the internet.

  orsta 12:38 07 Oct 10

OK, I'll give that a go this afternoon.

Will let you know how I get on.

c

  orsta 19:07 07 Oct 10

All up a running.

Many thanks mgmcc

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