[H-GEN] My Book World Edition - help on setting it up
troy at piggo.com
Mon Nov 17 20:42:14 EST 2008
* Scott Wilson wrote :
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 8:05 AM, Troy Piggins <troy at piggo.com> wrote:
> > Bought a My Book World Edition 1TB external hard drive on the
> > weekend. The documentation that comes with it is a little scant.
> > Basically they say you plug it in to your network and assume you
> > can immediately see it on the network. Did that but can't see it.
> > I'm not sure if it needs a DHCP server for an IP address, or if
> > it's default IP is a static one like some routers. Seems to have
> > a web interface where you point your browser (from a computer on
> > the same network) to http://mybook or something like that. Did
> > that but didn't resolve the name. I'd normally use the IP
> > address, but don't know what it is.
> > I've been doing some searches, and it seems it has a small
> > embedded linux OS on it, and there are a few sites for hacks to
> > customise it. But I can't find anywhere how to get it's IP.
> > I did a scan of my network's IP addresses from 192.168.0.1 to
> > 192.168.0.254 and it didn't show up there anywhere. I don't know
> > if it is supposed to have a SAMBA share, and if so if the
> > workgroup is "workgroup", "mshome" or what. My network's
> > workgroup name is something else.
> > Any pointers in the right direction? I'm sure there's something
> > simple I'm missing, but can't see it for the life of me.
> Hi Troy,
> My first thought would be to check your DHCP server to see if it
> recently registered a new IP address - If you have a combined
> modem/router (as quite a few people have) then you'll need to go to
> the configuration page of the device and check the system log.
> Additionally, some devices (my printer, for instance) need to be set
> up using a USB cable before they'll register themselves on the
Turns out the problem was my main DHCP server is not assigning
IPs correctly. Most of the network is static IP, so haven't
noticed the problem til now.
I managed to get in by setting a router with DHCP server and
connecting via that network. Seems my main network's DCHP server
isn't allocating IP addresses as it should. Once in, I manually
set a static IP for the main network and all good now.
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