Then you should be asked for the router's login information. If you're still using the default settings like "admin" for both the username and password, take this opportunity to set it to something more secure. You don't want just anyone being able to access your network or the drive you add to it. Now, in the router's settings, look for a heading called drive storage, file sharing, or something similar.
There you will see the information on the drive that you connected to your router.
To be able to read and write to the attached drive, open the Network folder on Windows. The drive will show up in Windows Explorer as a shared folder with the name you gave it. You will need to enter the router path for each computer you want to connect to the drive.
If you're prompted for a username and password, use the same credentials you used to log into the router.
You'll be able to use the drive exactly like one connected to your PC. You can create folders, copy videos, music, documents, and more. And you can do this from any computer as long as you open Network and type in the router path address that you did in the step above. If you're going to keep the drive attached to your router and continue to use it, you're not going to want to enter in the router path each time.
To make things much easier, just map it as a network drive — it's not as complex as it sounds. Right-click the drive and select "Map network drive" and give it a drive letter that isn't already being used, make sure "Reconnect at sign-in" is checked, then click Finish. After that, any time you restart and connect your desktop or laptop computer to the network, the drive connected to the router will appear. Remember that everyone connected to your Wi-Fi network will be able to access that drive provided you've mapped it on all systems , so make sure you aren't putting anything too sensitive on it.
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The drive connected to the router will appear as a shared folder. Use the drive connected to the router like you would any drive connected to your computer. Map the drive connected to the router. Create a shortcut to the drive for easy access. The connected drive will be displayed in the router. Systems Deploy better infrastructure.
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Provides instructions for connecting to the Wireless Device's wireless signal from a Mac computer. Once you have uploaded content onto the Wireless Device, here is how to connect to it wirelessly from your Mac computer: Select the Apple menu icon. Select System Preferences. Under Internet and Network , select Network. Select AirPort from the list of network connection services. Select the Wireless Device from the list of networks.
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