Mounting External Drive on Wireless Network

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macpeach55, May 15, 2011.

  1. macpeach55 macrumors 6502

    macpeach55

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    #1
    Hi,

    I have a Hard Drive that I want to connect to my iMac over my wireless network. The Hard Drive is correctly formatted, connected to the Router, and the router "sees" it and has it marked as "Unmounted". I also tried connecting by wire to the router but still no luck

    So how do I now get my iMac to see the Hard Drive?

    Unit is an Asus N56U wireless Router

    Thanks for any help,
    Richard
     
  2. KlytusLord macrumors regular

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    The router should have options for actually sharing the drive, setting permissions, etc.. If sharing has not been set, then it is not actually available to any computer.
     
  3. macpeach55 thread starter macrumors 6502

    macpeach55

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    I got this info from another Forum:-

    "AiDisk shares the drive via FTP. Time Machine requires AFP"

    But even when I set up via FTP, it seemed the Mac could not see the drive.

    Does that make sense?
     

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