June 12, 2011

How can I access data from a maxtor wireless external drive using linux?

I have a wireless external maxtor hard drive that I cannot access wirelessly. Can Linux software help read the data?

Accessing wireless external drive is some tricky. U can use "Network Attached...

Accessing wireless external drive is some tricky. U can use "Network Attached Storage Devices / Network Storage" for that purpose, in which u put a drive in, and connect it to a router (Linksys / Dlink). Though more details r required here as the other members already asked.

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If your are using Ubuntu, you should look for a wireless device with the name...

If your are using Ubuntu, you should look for a wireless device with the name of the external that you are trying to connect to. The device will be signaling for your "Network-Manager" icon from the left top of your panel. It would like connecting to a router. Mostly, you can just type in the ip address of the external in your browser box and access it's webpage. Try these things and tell us what happens.

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Steve Zissou...

Steve Zissou
without providing us any kind of useful information
we can not help

things that you should have informed us as to are
What Distro ? for starters
the make/model of the wireless external disk?
HOW and what wireless are you using ?
"Can Linux software help read the data?"
?? who knows ??? what data and for what
what is on the disk would HELP .

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is it something like H01P200 or STBF500101 or similar ? it seems you can...

is it something like H01P200 or STBF500101 or similar ? it seems you can reach them with a common web browser.

to mount them as a cifs remote storage drive you can follow
http://forums.seagate.com/t5/GoFlex-Net-GoFlex-Home/GoFlex-Home-and-Linu...

or their forums, but please provide us the model name of your device first

Cheers
Ben

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It could be nice to know what kind of disk you're trying to access: model...

It could be nice to know what kind of disk you're trying to access: model number and specs of the disk/appliance could help

Thanks
Ben

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