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  1. #21
    Iced Tea
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    Good Morning, hope you are having or have a GREAT Thanksgiving!!!

    While I am no further today in getting a stable connection on the NAS. I
    have tried various things in the past couple of days and to no avail nothing
    has worked.
    For the most part,

    1. I have finally got some better answers from Western Digital on the NAS.
    Try another network/router (which I think was suggested here), also try
    hooking the NAS directly to the NIC, plus some standard stuff which I had
    already done, but with no change.

    2. I tried the NAS at my brothers network (all dhcp, including when we
    hooked the NAS up), The only difference was his router (D-Link DI-524) which
    after 24 hours on the network, the NAS was still there!!! Yeah!!! Which
    leads me to believe now that it is my router or my NIC (which is has onboard
    LAN built into the motherboard, Intel DP35DP, Gigabit (10/100/1000
    Mbits/sec) LAN subsystem using the Intel® 82566DC Gigabit Ethernet
    Controller)

    3. I connected the NAS directly to the NIC last night when I got home from
    work and 10 hours later it is still visible and accessible on the network.
    YEAH!!!

    So this has now narrowed ot down to the router, BUT what? Linksys has asked
    about specific ports needing to be opened to the drive. According to WD
    (which they did include the ports) the ports only needed to be opened if you
    used the Mionet software which enables you to access the NAS away from home.

    At this point I am out of any ideas, as I am going to try and contact
    Linksys support again and see what they can offer since I do have it
    narrowed down to what seems to be the router. Everything on this computer
    (with the exception of the tower and power supply are only a little over a 1
    1/2 months old). I can't return anything to NewEgg where I bought everything
    since they only have a 30 day return/refund exchange on most items. My
    brother suggested just buying another router but unless I get the exact same
    one he has, there is no gaurantee that I won't have the same issues with
    another one (different brand or model).

    Let me know if I have shed anything new on this issue since it now sounds as
    though I have narrowed it down to the router. I will follow up here with
    what I found out from Linksys.

    Carl
    "1PW" <barcrnahgjuvfgyr@nby.pbz> wrote in message
    news:gghk96$bqp$1@news.motzarella.org...
    > On 11/23/2008 11:11 AM, Iced Tea sent:
    >> Contact Linksys this morning and they had me change the IP address of the
    >> NAS, to see if that would resolve the problem. The only other thing they
    >> asked me to do is if the problem continued was to contact the NAS mfg and
    >> see if certain ports need to be open or opened. Is there anything on my
    >> NIC
    >> that would be causing the problem?
    >>
    >> Carl
    >>
    >> "1PW" <barcrnahgjuvfgyr@nby.pbz> wrote in message
    >> news:gg9ems$nvc$1@news.motzarella.org...
    >>> On 11/22/2008 05:42 AM, Iced Tea sent:
    >>>> Not sure if I need to or not, I have a Linksys WRT54GL Wireless Router.
    >>>>
    >>>> On the expiration issue that is what I thought at first, I could reset
    >>>> the
    >>>> drive back to a DHCP and then look at the expiration and keep an eye on
    >>>> it
    >>>> to see if that is when the drive disappears from the network.
    >>>>
    >>>> I appreciate your help in trying to resolve my issues with this thing.
    >>>>
    >>>> Carl
    >>> Hello Carl:
    >>>
    >>> I tried looking at the illustrations in the Linksys WRT54GL User Guide,
    >>> but their on-line pdf does not work well with enlargement of its
    >>> embedded images. I tried to see if the DHCP lease time could be set to
    >>> some extremely large time value and I was also trying to see if the
    >>> router /itself/ could declare some addresses as static.
    >>>
    >>> Ultimately, maybe you might need to contact Linksys/Cisco technical
    >>> support. Your router may have had a firmware update issued earlier this
    >>> year, and tech support may possibly ask you to verify that your firmware
    >>> is the latest.
    >>>
    >>> It's a pleasure to help you. I've actually dreamed up an idea of trying
    >>> to cascade my Linksys Gateway and my Linksys Router in my own SOHO
    >>> installation. That came about during this thread. Thank YOU!
    >>>
    >>> Pete
    >>> --
    >>> 1PW
    >>>
    >>> @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

    >>
    >>

    >
    > Hello Carl:
    >
    > Through the top posting, snipping and days between replies, I have lost
    > sight of where you are now. If your network drive is still becoming
    > unavailable after nn hours, it may have been a dhcp lease expiration
    > issue. I believed you should set a static IP address in the network
    > drive and make an appropriate entry in the router.
    >
    > This might probably involve disabling the dhcp server feature within the
    > router so that all devices served by your router would need static IP
    > addresses.
    >
    > Where do you believe you are now? What do you believe is happening?
    >
    > Pete
    >
    > --
    > 1PW
    >
    > @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]




  2. #22
    1PW
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    On 11/27/2008 08:08 AM, Iced Tea sent:
    > Good Morning, hope you are having or have a GREAT Thanksgiving!!!


    ....and to you Carl.

    >
    > While I am no further today in getting a stable connection on the NAS. I
    > have tried various things in the past couple of days and to no avail nothing
    > has worked.
    > For the most part,
    >
    > 1. I have finally got some better answers from Western Digital on the NAS.
    > Try another network/router (which I think was suggested here), also try
    > hooking the NAS directly to the NIC, plus some standard stuff which I had
    > already done, but with no change.
    >
    > 2. I tried the NAS at my brothers network (all dhcp, including when we
    > hooked the NAS up), The only difference was his router (D-Link DI-524) which
    > after 24 hours on the network, the NAS was still there!!! Yeah!!! Which
    > leads me to believe now that it is my router or my NIC (which is has on board
    > LAN built into the motherboard, Intel DP35DP, Gigabit (10/100/1000
    > Mbits/sec) LAN subsystem using the Intel® 82566DC Gigabit Ethernet
    > Controller)
    >
    > 3. I connected the NAS directly to the NIC last night when I got home from
    > work and 10 hours later it is still visible and accessible on the network.
    > YEAH!!!


    Nice troubleshooting above. Good stuff!

    >
    > So this has now narrowed it down to the router, BUT what? Linksys has asked
    > about specific ports needing to be opened to the drive. According to WD
    > (which they did include the ports) the ports only needed to be opened if you
    > used the Mionet software which enables you to access the NAS away from home.


    This seems to have some significance. What port(s) would the NAS use
    while receiving/sending files via backup and restore?

    >
    > At this point I am out of any ideas, as I am going to try and contact
    > Linksys support again and see what they can offer since I do have it
    > narrowed down to what seems to be the router. Everything on this computer
    > (with the exception of the tower and power supply are only a little over a 1
    > 1/2 months old). I can't return anything to NewEgg where I bought everything
    > since they only have a 30 day return/refund exchange on most items. My
    > brother suggested just buying another router but unless I get the exact same
    > one he has, there is no guarantee that I won't have the same issues with
    > another one (different brand or model).
    >
    > Let me know if I have shed anything new on this issue since it now sounds as
    > though I have narrowed it down to the router. I will follow up here with
    > what I found out from Linksys.
    >
    > Carl


    Although I do note with interest that your NAS worked at your brother's,
    even in a DHCP mode, I'd still like to see you set up a static IP
    between your router and NAS. Even if this meant setting up static IPs
    for everything you have.

    You probably can't state how long the DHCP lease period was on your
    brother's D-Link router. Might it have been set to more than 24 hours?

    Did you ever make sure you had the latest firmware in your Linksys
    router?

    Have a nice Thanksgiving.

    --
    1PW

    @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

  3. #23
    Iced Tea
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    I did set a static IP on the NAS, I didn't have to set them for anything
    else. Linksys walked me through the setup up. I had it set up like you had
    setup before but the IP address of the NAS had to be changed from what you
    had suggested, everything else was fine.

    I know I don't have the latest firmware for my router. I did read through
    what all the firmware fixes are and didn't see anything that pertained to my
    problem but then again I am pretty dumb on the network issue.

    You are correct on my brothers router, that I don't have an answer for the
    DHCP lease period.



    Carl


    "1PW" <barcrnahgjuvfgyr@nby.pbz> wrote in message
    news:ggms6t$s19$1@news.motzarella.org...
    > On 11/27/2008 08:08 AM, Iced Tea sent:
    >> Good Morning, hope you are having or have a GREAT Thanksgiving!!!

    >
    > ...and to you Carl.
    >
    >>
    >> While I am no further today in getting a stable connection on the NAS. I
    >> have tried various things in the past couple of days and to no avail
    >> nothing
    >> has worked.
    >> For the most part,
    >>
    >> 1. I have finally got some better answers from Western Digital on the
    >> NAS.
    >> Try another network/router (which I think was suggested here), also try
    >> hooking the NAS directly to the NIC, plus some standard stuff which I had
    >> already done, but with no change.
    >>
    >> 2. I tried the NAS at my brothers network (all dhcp, including when we
    >> hooked the NAS up), The only difference was his router (D-Link DI-524)
    >> which
    >> after 24 hours on the network, the NAS was still there!!! Yeah!!! Which
    >> leads me to believe now that it is my router or my NIC (which is has on
    >> board
    >> LAN built into the motherboard, Intel DP35DP, Gigabit (10/100/1000
    >> Mbits/sec) LAN subsystem using the Intel® 82566DC Gigabit Ethernet
    >> Controller)
    >>
    >> 3. I connected the NAS directly to the NIC last night when I got home
    >> from
    >> work and 10 hours later it is still visible and accessible on the
    >> network.
    >> YEAH!!!

    >
    > Nice troubleshooting above. Good stuff!
    >
    >>
    >> So this has now narrowed it down to the router, BUT what? Linksys has
    >> asked
    >> about specific ports needing to be opened to the drive. According to WD
    >> (which they did include the ports) the ports only needed to be opened if
    >> you
    >> used the Mionet software which enables you to access the NAS away from
    >> home.

    >
    > This seems to have some significance. What port(s) would the NAS use
    > while receiving/sending files via backup and restore?
    >
    >>
    >> At this point I am out of any ideas, as I am going to try and contact
    >> Linksys support again and see what they can offer since I do have it
    >> narrowed down to what seems to be the router. Everything on this computer
    >> (with the exception of the tower and power supply are only a little over
    >> a 1
    >> 1/2 months old). I can't return anything to NewEgg where I bought
    >> everything
    >> since they only have a 30 day return/refund exchange on most items. My
    >> brother suggested just buying another router but unless I get the exact
    >> same
    >> one he has, there is no guarantee that I won't have the same issues with
    >> another one (different brand or model).
    >>
    >> Let me know if I have shed anything new on this issue since it now sounds
    >> as
    >> though I have narrowed it down to the router. I will follow up here with
    >> what I found out from Linksys.
    >>
    >> Carl

    >
    > Although I do note with interest that your NAS worked at your brother's,
    > even in a DHCP mode, I'd still like to see you set up a static IP
    > between your router and NAS. Even if this meant setting up static IPs
    > for everything you have.
    >
    > You probably can't state how long the DHCP lease period was on your
    > brother's D-Link router. Might it have been set to more than 24 hours?
    >
    > Did you ever make sure you had the latest firmware in your Linksys
    > router?
    >
    > Have a nice Thanksgiving.
    >
    > --
    > 1PW
    >
    > @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]




  4. #24
    1PW
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    On 11/27/2008 06:48 PM, Iced Tea sent:
    > I did set a static IP on the NAS, I didn't have to set them for anything
    > else. Linksys walked me through the setup up. I had it set up like you had
    > setup before but the IP address of the NAS had to be changed from what you
    > had suggested, everything else was fine.


    I have a strong feeling that a static address in the NAS looking at a
    similar static address in the router is the solution. However, read on.

    >
    > I know I don't have the latest firmware for my router. I did read through
    > what all the firmware fixes are and didn't see anything that pertained to my
    > problem but then again I am pretty dumb on the network issue.


    It's just a fact of life that not everything is going to be revealed
    when software is updated. Unless you have heard something to the
    contrary, I would update the firmware, *soon*.

    >
    > You are correct on my brothers router, that I don't have an answer for the
    > DHCP lease period.


    This is a partial clue.

    I wonder if Western Digital would enlighten us on as to what ports are
    used with your NAS?

    If you can find the place in your router where the DHCP lease time can
    be adjusted, I would set it to some known larger value. If the NAS
    failure coincides with the new setting, you know that a lease renewal
    problem is at hand. Then, static addresses at both ends should solve
    the trouble.

    >
    >
    >
    > Carl
    >
    >


    I perceive some reluctance on your part to make static addresses at both
    ends. Try the above first, then you probably have few choices left open
    to you.

    Good luck,

    Pete

    --
    1PW

    @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

  5. #25
    Iced Tea
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    > I have a strong feeling that a static address in the NAS looking at a
    > similar static address in the router is the solution. However, read on.


    I had a static IP set up within the instructions that we had went over in
    one of the above threads, I did chat with Linksys support and they only have
    me change the static IP addess of the NAS. No changes made to the router
    though. I was very clear in the chat about having the static IP on the NAS
    and asked if anything needed to be changed on the router, which was an
    answer of 'NO'

    > It's just a fact of life that not everything is going to be revealed
    > when software is updated. Unless you have heard something to the
    > contrary, I would update the firmware, *soon*.


    Going to do the firmware update today to see if that helps.

    > I wonder if Western Digital would enlighten us on as to what ports are
    > used with your NAS?


    Western Digital did give me the ports that are used, but they said they are
    only used by Mionet which is the software included with the NAS if you want
    to access the NAS from a remote location. They say that the ports don't have
    to be or need to be opened if the NAS is just used in a regular network
    setup. I thought about trying them, opening ports is a whole new game for
    me.

    > If you can find the place in your router where the DHCP lease time can
    > be adjusted.


    I wish I would have checked my brothers but the clown can't remember is
    ID/PW for the router and he didn't want to reset everything. I looked at all
    the menus on mine and didn't see anything where you could change the lease
    time.

    > I perceive some reluctance on your part to make static addresses at both
    > ends.


    I will try anything just need set by set instructions, I did set the NAS to
    a static IP but Linksys says nothing further needed to be done.

    As always I am open to anything to try and get this resolved.

    Thanks for all your help, I really do appreciate it.


    "1PW" <barcrnahgjuvfgyr@nby.pbz> wrote in message
    news:ggntg1$mm4$1@news.motzarella.org...
    > On 11/27/2008 06:48 PM, Iced Tea sent:
    >> I did set a static IP on the NAS, I didn't have to set them for anything
    >> else. Linksys walked me through the setup up. I had it set up like you
    >> had
    >> setup before but the IP address of the NAS had to be changed from what
    >> you
    >> had suggested, everything else was fine.

    >
    > I have a strong feeling that a static address in the NAS looking at a
    > similar static address in the router is the solution. However, read on.
    >
    >>
    >> I know I don't have the latest firmware for my router. I did read through
    >> what all the firmware fixes are and didn't see anything that pertained to
    >> my
    >> problem but then again I am pretty dumb on the network issue.

    >
    > It's just a fact of life that not everything is going to be revealed
    > when software is updated. Unless you have heard something to the
    > contrary, I would update the firmware, *soon*.
    >
    >>
    >> You are correct on my brothers router, that I don't have an answer for
    >> the
    >> DHCP lease period.

    >
    > This is a partial clue.
    >
    > I wonder if Western Digital would enlighten us on as to what ports are
    > used with your NAS?
    >
    > If you can find the place in your router where the DHCP lease time can
    > be adjusted, I would set it to some known larger value. If the NAS
    > failure coincides with the new setting, you know that a lease renewal
    > problem is at hand. Then, static addresses at both ends should solve
    > the trouble.
    >
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Carl
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I perceive some reluctance on your part to make static addresses at both
    > ends. Try the above first, then you probably have few choices left open
    > to you.
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Pete
    >
    > --
    > 1PW
    >
    > @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]




  6. #26
    1PW
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    On 11/28/2008 06:03 AM, Iced Tea sent:
    >> I have a strong feeling that a static address in the NAS looking at a
    >> similar static address in the router is the solution. However, read on.

    >
    > I had a static IP set up within the instructions that we had went over in
    > one of the above threads, I did chat with Linksys support and they only have
    > me change the static IP addess of the NAS. No changes made to the router
    > though. I was very clear in the chat about having the static IP on the NAS
    > and asked if anything needed to be changed on the router, which was an
    > answer of 'NO'
    >
    >> It's just a fact of life that not everything is going to be revealed
    >> when software is updated. Unless you have heard something to the
    >> contrary, I would update the firmware, *soon*.

    >
    > Going to do the firmware update today to see if that helps.
    >
    >> I wonder if Western Digital would enlighten us on as to what ports are
    >> used with your NAS?

    >
    > Western Digital did give me the ports that are used, but they said they are
    > only used by Mionet which is the software included with the NAS if you want
    > to access the NAS from a remote location. They say that the ports don't have
    > to be or need to be opened if the NAS is just used in a regular network
    > setup. I thought about trying them, opening ports is a whole new game for
    > me.


    I'm fairly sure that your system(s) need to open (a) port(s) between
    them and your NAS in order to make successful file transfers.

    >
    >> If you can find the place in your router where the DHCP lease time can
    >> be adjusted.

    >
    > I wish I would have checked my brothers but the clown can't remember is
    > ID/PW for the router and he didn't want to reset everything. I looked at all
    > the menus on mine and didn't see anything where you could change the lease
    > time.


    *Client Lease Time.* Page 36 in your WRT54GL User Guide. However, this
    is just a means to an end. If your failures coincide with DHCP lease
    expiration time, then you know what action to take next.

    >
    >> I perceive some reluctance on your part to make static addresses at both
    >> ends.

    >
    > I will try anything just need set by set instructions, I did set the NAS to
    > a static IP but Linksys says nothing further needed to be done.


    1.) One of my recent purchases was a Linksys WRT310N. This is a fairly
    new product from Linksys. It's firmware did not have the latest version
    as received. I updated with the latest firmware and I keep looking for
    new releases.

    2.) One of my systems runs Windows XP Pro (the devil made me do it) and
    over the next several days, the Windows system would not have its lease
    renewed. By the third day of this, I had enough. Static addresses took
    care of that. My Linux system never had trouble with the lease renewal.

    3.) Even the PC resident set-up software (LELA) was in need of update
    right out of the box. I have updated it too.

    Does any of this sound familiar Carl?

    I've had another problem with my WRT310N. But this one's a design issue
    and I have resolved that shortcoming for now.

    >
    > As always I am open to anything to try and get this resolved.
    >
    > Thanks for all your help, I really do appreciate it.
    >


    Another lease renewal solution might be better but I don't know what it
    could be.

    Think static Carl...

    --
    1PW

    @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

  7. #27
    Bob Fry
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    >>>>> "IT" == Iced Tea <icedteas@cox.net> writes:

    >> I perceive some reluctance on your part to make static
    >> addresses at both ends.


    IT> I will try anything just need set by set instructions, I did
    IT> set the NAS to a static IP but Linksys says nothing further
    IT> needed to be done.

    Linksys is wrong. At least they're wrong for your problem.

    Dammit man, from the first reply to your post you've been told to use
    static ports and turn off the DHCP, and it's been clear that has to be
    done at both the NAS *and* router. But you haven't done it yet.
    You've got several people trying to help you over several days--very
    unusual in Usenet--but you follow a multitude of advice only part way.

    Go to your router, RTFM, and use static ports. Geez.

    --
    If you are ever skydiving, and your parachute fails, and your
    friends are all watching youu fall, I think a good gag would be
    to pretend you're swimming.
    - Jack Handey

  8. #28
    GMAN
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    In article <dCzXk.4957$kn7.2824@newsfe08.iad>, "Iced Tea" <icedteas@cox.net> wrote:
    >Good Morning, hope you are having or have a GREAT Thanksgiving!!!
    >
    >While I am no further today in getting a stable connection on the NAS. I
    >have tried various things in the past couple of days and to no avail nothing
    >has worked.
    >For the most part,
    >
    >1. I have finally got some better answers from Western Digital on the NAS.
    >Try another network/router (which I think was suggested here), also try
    >hooking the NAS directly to the NIC, plus some standard stuff which I had
    >already done, but with no change.
    >
    >2. I tried the NAS at my brothers network (all dhcp, including when we
    >hooked the NAS up), The only difference was his router (D-Link DI-524) which
    >after 24 hours on the network, the NAS was still there!!! Yeah!!! Which
    >leads me to believe now that it is my router or my NIC (which is has onboard
    >LAN built into the motherboard, Intel DP35DP, Gigabit (10/100/1000
    >Mbits/sec) LAN subsystem using the Intel® 82566DC Gigabit Ethernet
    >Controller)
    >
    >3. I connected the NAS directly to the NIC last night when I got home from
    >work and 10 hours later it is still visible and accessible on the network.
    >YEAH!!!
    >
    >So this has now narrowed ot down to the router, BUT what? Linksys has asked
    >about specific ports needing to be opened to the drive. According to WD
    >(which they did include the ports) the ports only needed to be opened if you
    >used the Mionet software which enables you to access the NAS away from home.
    >
    >At this point I am out of any ideas, as I am going to try and contact
    >Linksys support again and see what they can offer since I do have it
    >narrowed down to what seems to be the router. Everything on this computer
    >(with the exception of the tower and power supply are only a little over a 1
    >1/2 months old). I can't return anything to NewEgg where I bought everything
    >since they only have a 30 day return/refund exchange on most items. My
    >brother suggested just buying another router but unless I get the exact same
    >one he has, there is no gaurantee that I won't have the same issues with
    >another one (different brand or model).
    >
    >Let me know if I have shed anything new on this issue since it now sounds as
    >though I have narrowed it down to the router. I will follow up here with
    >what I found out from Linksys.
    >


    Try downloading and flashing the latest firmware for your router.


  9. #29
    Iced Tea
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    *Client Lease Time.* Page 36 in your WRT54GL User Guide.

    Here is a link to the manual that I got from the site, and it only goes to
    page 32:

    http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...=7719841350B02

    Getting ready tu upgrade the firmware.

    "1PW" <barcrnahgjuvfgyr@nby.pbz> wrote in message
    news:ggp8be$ms$1@news.motzarella.org...
    > On 11/28/2008 06:03 AM, Iced Tea sent:
    >>> I have a strong feeling that a static address in the NAS looking at a
    >>> similar static address in the router is the solution. However, read on.

    >>
    >> I had a static IP set up within the instructions that we had went over in
    >> one of the above threads, I did chat with Linksys support and they only
    >> have
    >> me change the static IP addess of the NAS. No changes made to the router
    >> though. I was very clear in the chat about having the static IP on the
    >> NAS
    >> and asked if anything needed to be changed on the router, which was an
    >> answer of 'NO'
    >>
    >>> It's just a fact of life that not everything is going to be revealed
    >>> when software is updated. Unless you have heard something to the
    >>> contrary, I would update the firmware, *soon*.

    >>
    >> Going to do the firmware update today to see if that helps.
    >>
    >>> I wonder if Western Digital would enlighten us on as to what ports are
    >>> used with your NAS?

    >>
    >> Western Digital did give me the ports that are used, but they said they
    >> are
    >> only used by Mionet which is the software included with the NAS if you
    >> want
    >> to access the NAS from a remote location. They say that the ports don't
    >> have
    >> to be or need to be opened if the NAS is just used in a regular network
    >> setup. I thought about trying them, opening ports is a whole new game for
    >> me.

    >
    > I'm fairly sure that your system(s) need to open (a) port(s) between
    > them and your NAS in order to make successful file transfers.
    >
    >>
    >>> If you can find the place in your router where the DHCP lease time can
    >>> be adjusted.

    >>
    >> I wish I would have checked my brothers but the clown can't remember is
    >> ID/PW for the router and he didn't want to reset everything. I looked at
    >> all
    >> the menus on mine and didn't see anything where you could change the
    >> lease
    >> time.

    >
    > *Client Lease Time.* Page 36 in your WRT54GL User Guide. However, this
    > is just a means to an end. If your failures coincide with DHCP lease
    > expiration time, then you know what action to take next.
    >
    >>
    >>> I perceive some reluctance on your part to make static addresses at both
    >>> ends.

    >>
    >> I will try anything just need set by set instructions, I did set the NAS
    >> to
    >> a static IP but Linksys says nothing further needed to be done.

    >
    > 1.) One of my recent purchases was a Linksys WRT310N. This is a fairly
    > new product from Linksys. It's firmware did not have the latest version
    > as received. I updated with the latest firmware and I keep looking for
    > new releases.
    >
    > 2.) One of my systems runs Windows XP Pro (the devil made me do it) and
    > over the next several days, the Windows system would not have its lease
    > renewed. By the third day of this, I had enough. Static addresses took
    > care of that. My Linux system never had trouble with the lease renewal.
    >
    > 3.) Even the PC resident set-up software (LELA) was in need of update
    > right out of the box. I have updated it too.
    >
    > Does any of this sound familiar Carl?
    >
    > I've had another problem with my WRT310N. But this one's a design issue
    > and I have resolved that shortcoming for now.
    >
    >>
    >> As always I am open to anything to try and get this resolved.
    >>
    >> Thanks for all your help, I really do appreciate it.
    >>

    >
    > Another lease renewal solution might be better but I don't know what it
    > could be.
    >
    > Think static Carl...
    >
    > --
    > 1PW
    >
    > @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]




  10. #30
    1PW
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    On 11/29/2008 01:47 AM, Iced Tea sent:
    > *Client Lease Time.* Page 36 in your WRT54GL User Guide.
    >
    > Here is a link to the manual that I got from the site, and it only goes to
    > page 32:
    >
    > http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...=7719841350B02
    >
    > Getting ready to upgrade the firmware.


    Hello Carl:

    In the 32 page User Guide, it's on page 7. In the on-line 106 page User
    Guide, it's on page 36.

    <http://www-uk.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C2&childpagename=UK%2FLayout&cid=1166859841350&packedargs=sku%3DWRT54GL&page name=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=4135041350B01&displaypage=download#versiondetail>

    BTW - is your WRT54GL router hardware version 1.1?

    Pete

    --
    1PW

    @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

  11. #31
    Iced Tea
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    Yes it is version 1.1 but when I go to the site and select all the proper
    info it only shows version 1.0. If I follow your link I can get to the 1.1
    stuff.

    Carl
    "1PW" <barcrnahgjuvfgyr@nby.pbz> wrote in message
    news:ggr4gs$ab2$1@news.motzarella.org...
    > On 11/29/2008 01:47 AM, Iced Tea sent:
    >> *Client Lease Time.* Page 36 in your WRT54GL User Guide.
    >>
    >> Here is a link to the manual that I got from the site, and it only goes
    >> to
    >> page 32:
    >>
    >> http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...=7719841350B02
    >>
    >> Getting ready to upgrade the firmware.

    >
    > Hello Carl:
    >
    > In the 32 page User Guide, it's on page 7. In the on-line 106 page User
    > Guide, it's on page 36.
    >
    > <http://www-uk.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C2&childpagename=UK%2FLayout&cid=1166859841350&packedargs=sku%3DWRT54GL&page name=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=4135041350B01&displaypage=download#versiondetail>
    >
    > BTW - is your WRT54GL router hardware version 1.1?
    >
    > Pete
    >
    > --
    > 1PW
    >
    > @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]




  12. #32
    Iced Tea
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    I see on the link you are on their UK site and I was in the US. I wonder why
    Version 1.1 doesn't show up on the US site?

    Carl
    "1PW" <barcrnahgjuvfgyr@nby.pbz> wrote in message
    news:ggr4gs$ab2$1@news.motzarella.org...
    > On 11/29/2008 01:47 AM, Iced Tea sent:
    >> *Client Lease Time.* Page 36 in your WRT54GL User Guide.
    >>
    >> Here is a link to the manual that I got from the site, and it only goes
    >> to
    >> page 32:
    >>
    >> http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...=7719841350B02
    >>
    >> Getting ready to upgrade the firmware.

    >
    > Hello Carl:
    >
    > In the 32 page User Guide, it's on page 7. In the on-line 106 page User
    > Guide, it's on page 36.
    >
    > <http://www-uk.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C2&childpagename=UK%2FLayout&cid=1166859841350&packedargs=sku%3DWRT54GL&page name=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=4135041350B01&displaypage=download#versiondetail>
    >
    > BTW - is your WRT54GL router hardware version 1.1?
    >
    > Pete
    >
    > --
    > 1PW
    >
    > @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]




  13. #33
    Iced Tea
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    Upgraded the firmware and changed the DHCP Client Lease times and to no
    avail no change. I an getting ready to make all IPs static and see where
    that takes this issue. I have one question on my Laptop I have to TCP/IPs to
    choose from. Version 4 and 6, do I need to set one of them or both?

    Carl

    "1PW" <barcrnahgjuvfgyr@nby.pbz> wrote in message
    news:ggr4gs$ab2$1@news.motzarella.org...
    > On 11/29/2008 01:47 AM, Iced Tea sent:
    >> *Client Lease Time.* Page 36 in your WRT54GL User Guide.
    >>
    >> Here is a link to the manual that I got from the site, and it only goes
    >> to
    >> page 32:
    >>
    >> http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...=7719841350B02
    >>
    >> Getting ready to upgrade the firmware.

    >
    > Hello Carl:
    >
    > In the 32 page User Guide, it's on page 7. In the on-line 106 page User
    > Guide, it's on page 36.
    >
    > <http://www-uk.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C2&childpagename=UK%2FLayout&cid=1166859841350&packedargs=sku%3DWRT54GL&page name=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=4135041350B01&displaypage=download#versiondetail>
    >
    > BTW - is your WRT54GL router hardware version 1.1?
    >
    > Pete
    >
    > --
    > 1PW
    >
    > @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]




  14. #34
    Iced Tea
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    Will this affect when I use my laptop at wireless locations?

    Carl

    "Iced Tea" <icedteas@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:auAYk.8379$1s7.4977@newsfe02.iad...
    > Upgraded the firmware and changed the DHCP Client Lease times and to no
    > avail no change. I an getting ready to make all IPs static and see where
    > that takes this issue. I have one question on my Laptop I have to TCP/IPs
    > to choose from. Version 4 and 6, do I need to set one of them or both?
    >
    > Carl
    >
    > "1PW" <barcrnahgjuvfgyr@nby.pbz> wrote in message
    > news:ggr4gs$ab2$1@news.motzarella.org...
    >> On 11/29/2008 01:47 AM, Iced Tea sent:
    >>> *Client Lease Time.* Page 36 in your WRT54GL User Guide.
    >>>
    >>> Here is a link to the manual that I got from the site, and it only goes
    >>> to
    >>> page 32:
    >>>
    >>> http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...=7719841350B02
    >>>
    >>> Getting ready to upgrade the firmware.

    >>
    >> Hello Carl:
    >>
    >> In the 32 page User Guide, it's on page 7. In the on-line 106 page User
    >> Guide, it's on page 36.
    >>
    >> <http://www-uk.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C2&childpagename=UK%2FLayout&cid=1166859841350&packedargs=sku%3DWRT54GL&page name=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=4135041350B01&displaypage=download#versiondetail>
    >>
    >> BTW - is your WRT54GL router hardware version 1.1?
    >>
    >> Pete
    >>
    >> --
    >> 1PW
    >>
    >> @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

    >
    >




  15. #35
    1PW
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    On 11/30/2008 09:57 AM, Iced Tea sent:
    > Upgraded the firmware and changed the DHCP Client Lease times and to no
    > avail no change. I am getting ready to make all IPs static and see where
    > that takes this issue. I have one question on my Laptop I have to TCP/IPs to
    > choose from. Version 4 and 6, do I need to set one of them or both?
    >
    > Carl


    Hello Carl:

    To answer your previous question - I don't know why the User Guide is on
    their UK site. Perhaps the product was aimed at their European markets?

    Did the DHCP Lease Time expirations coincide with the changed settings?

    Your other issue probably has to do with IPv4 vs IPv6. When we say:
    IPv4, we are using IP address notations like 192.168.1.101 and the same
    address using an IPv6 notation is c0a8:165::. I would try only the IPv4
    notation for now.

    What firmware version does your WRT54GL have now?

    Pete

    --
    1PW

    @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

  16. #36
    Iced Tea
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    DHCP Lease Time, it would only allow a numeric entry up 4 numbers. I even
    set it to less time just to see what happened. Even at 5 minute intervals
    there was no change, it didn't fail right away. It renewed with the same IP
    and was still available. I left and came back about 9 hours later and the
    NAS was inaccessible.

    The router firmware upgrade went fine as far as I know, followed the
    directions from the site. I now have version: 4.30.12.

    Will be setting everything to static IPs tomorrow when I have a little more
    time, so will let you know something tomorrow evening. Hopefully it will be
    good news.

    Carl

    "1PW" <barcrnahgjuvfgyr@nby.pbz> wrote in message
    news:ggutji$sr0$1@news.motzarella.org...
    > On 11/30/2008 09:57 AM, Iced Tea sent:
    >> Upgraded the firmware and changed the DHCP Client Lease times and to no
    >> avail no change. I am getting ready to make all IPs static and see where
    >> that takes this issue. I have one question on my Laptop I have to TCP/IPs
    >> to
    >> choose from. Version 4 and 6, do I need to set one of them or both?
    >>
    >> Carl

    >
    > Hello Carl:
    >
    > To answer your previous question - I don't know why the User Guide is on
    > their UK site. Perhaps the product was aimed at their European markets?
    >
    > Did the DHCP Lease Time expirations coincide with the changed settings?
    >
    > Your other issue probably has to do with IPv4 vs IPv6. When we say:
    > IPv4, we are using IP address notations like 192.168.1.101 and the same
    > address using an IPv6 notation is c0a8:165::. I would try only the IPv4
    > notation for now.
    >
    > What firmware version does your WRT54GL have now?
    >
    > Pete
    >
    > --
    > 1PW
    >
    > @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]




  17. #37
    1PW
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    On 11/30/2008 12:03 PM, Iced Tea sent:
    > Will this affect when I use my laptop at wireless locations?
    >
    > Carl
    >
    > "Iced Tea" <icedteas@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:auAYk.8379$1s7.4977@newsfe02.iad...
    >> Upgraded the firmware and changed the DHCP Client Lease times and to no
    >> avail no change. I an getting ready to make all IPs static and see where
    >> that takes this issue. I have one question on my Laptop I have to TCP/IPs
    >> to choose from. Version 4 and 6, do I need to set one of them or both?
    >>
    >> Carl
    >>
    >> "1PW" <barcrnahgjuvfgyr@nby.pbz> wrote in message
    >> news:ggr4gs$ab2$1@news.motzarella.org...
    >>> On 11/29/2008 01:47 AM, Iced Tea sent:
    >>>> *Client Lease Time.* Page 36 in your WRT54GL User Guide.
    >>>>
    >>>> Here is a link to the manual that I got from the site, and it only goes
    >>>> to
    >>>> page 32:
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...=7719841350B02
    >>>>
    >>>> Getting ready to upgrade the firmware.
    >>> Hello Carl:
    >>>
    >>> In the 32 page User Guide, it's on page 7. In the on-line 106 page User
    >>> Guide, it's on page 36.
    >>>
    >>> <http://www-uk.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C2&childpagename=UK%2FLayout&cid=1166859841350&packedargs=sku%3DWRT54GL&page name=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=4135041350B01&displaypage=download#versiondetail>
    >>>
    >>> BTW - is your WRT54GL router hardware version 1.1?
    >>>
    >>> Pete
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> 1PW
    >>>
    >>> @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

    >>

    >
    >


    Hello Carl:

    I apologize, but the top posting has confused me again.

    Perhaps you could bottom post and re-ask your question more completely.

    I'm sorry.

    Pete

    --
    1PW

    @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

  18. #38
    Iced Tea
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    DHCP Lease Time, it would only allow a numeric entry up 4 numbers. I even
    set it to less time just to see what happened. Even at 5 minute intervals
    there was no change, it didn't fail right away. It renewed with the same IP
    and was still available. I left and came back about 9 hours later and the
    NAS was inaccessible.

    The router firmware upgrade went fine as far as I know, followed the
    directions from the site. I now have version: 4.30.12.

    Will be setting everything to static IPs tomorrow when I have a little more
    time, so will let you know something tomorrow evening. Hopefully it will be
    good news.

    Carl

    "Iced Tea" <icedteas@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:gEyRk.5952$ih7.1486@newsfe01.iad...
    >I have a Linksys WRT54GL Wireless Router on my network and a Western
    >Digital My Book World Edition 1TB Network Drive. For some reason after
    >several hours (haven't timed it so I don't actually know how long)on the
    >network the WD Network drive becomes inaccessible. I sent back the first
    >drive and got another one brand new right out of the box and I have the
    >same issues.
    >
    > Contacted WD Supprt and so far no success on the problem as to why this
    > happens. the only way that I can get then network to see the drive again
    > is to unplug the power from the back of the WD Network drive. I have an HP
    > Officejet that is on the network and I don't have any problems with it.
    >
    > Anyone familiar with the router and network drive I have? Will taking any
    > help at this point.
    >
    >
    >




  19. #39
    Iced Tea
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    I have switched everything iver to static IPs on my network a little while
    ago. Both my desktop and laptop, my network printer and my NAS.

    In the 'Setup' under 'Basic Setup' I did change mt internet connection type
    to a static IP, but I am not sure if I need to do that or not. I know I have
    searched and I have found that all IPs for my ISP are DHCP and that if you
    need a static IP you must call.

    So do I need to switch that part back?

    In the 'Network Setup' I disabled the DHCP Server, I guess that was all I
    needed to do on the router other than the change I made above.

    I can access the printer and the NAS with the new IPs so I guess all is
    working and I have internet access on both computers.

    Let me know if I missed something and I will give an update later this
    evening, to let everyone know if the static IPs worked for the keeping the
    NAS 'alive' on the network.

    Carl

    "Iced Tea" <icedteas@cox.net> wrote in message
    news:gEyRk.5952$ih7.1486@newsfe01.iad...
    >I have a Linksys WRT54GL Wireless Router on my network and a Western
    >Digital My Book World Edition 1TB Network Drive. For some reason after
    >several hours (haven't timed it so I don't actually know how long)on the
    >network the WD Network drive becomes inaccessible. I sent back the first
    >drive and got another one brand new right out of the box and I have the
    >same issues.
    >
    > Contacted WD Supprt and so far no success on the problem as to why this
    > happens. the only way that I can get then network to see the drive again
    > is to unplug the power from the back of the WD Network drive. I have an HP
    > Officejet that is on the network and I don't have any problems with it.
    >
    > Anyone familiar with the router and network drive I have? Will taking any
    > help at this point.
    >
    >
    >




  20. #40
    1PW
    Guest

    Re: Problems with a WD 1TB Network drive

    On 12/02/2008 06:56 AM, Iced Tea sent:
    > I have switched everything over to static IPs on my network a little while
    > ago. Both my desktop and laptop, my network printer and my NAS.
    >
    > In the 'Setup' under 'Basic Setup' I did change mt internet connection type
    > to a static IP, but I am not sure if I need to do that or not. I know I have
    > searched and I have found that all IPs for my ISP are DHCP and that if you
    > need a static IP you must call.
    >
    > So do I need to switch that part back?
    >
    > In the 'Network Setup' I disabled the DHCP Server, I guess that was all I
    > needed to do on the router other than the change I made above.
    >
    > I can access the printer and the NAS with the new IPs so I guess all is
    > working and I have internet access on both computers.
    >
    > Let me know if I missed something and I will give an update later this
    > evening, to let everyone know if the static IPs worked for the keeping the
    > NAS 'alive' on the network.
    >
    > Carl
    >
    > "Iced Tea" <icedteas@cox.net> wrote in message
    > news:gEyRk.5952$ih7.1486@newsfe01.iad...
    >> I have a Linksys WRT54GL Wireless Router on my network and a Western
    >> Digital My Book World Edition 1TB Network Drive. For some reason after
    >> several hours (haven't timed it so I don't actually know how long)on the
    >> network the WD Network drive becomes inaccessible. I sent back the first
    >> drive and got another one brand new right out of the box and I have the
    >> same issues.
    >>
    >> Contacted WD Support and so far no success on the problem as to why this
    >> happens. the only way that I can get then network to see the drive again
    >> is to unplug the power from the back of the WD Network drive. I have an HP
    >> OfficeJet that is on the network and I don't have any problems with it.
    >>
    >> Anyone familiar with the router and network drive I have? Will taking any
    >> help at this point.


    Hello Carl:

    If cox.net is like my own ISP, your IP address, from them, will probably
    go unchanged unless something changes a MAC address that they 'see'.
    However, leaving the "Internet" side of your router in static would be
    just fine. Requesting a static IP from your ISP might engender needless
    fees to be paid to them. Do make a note to yourself though, that the
    Cox DHCP server /could/ change your IP address from them without warning.

    For a period of about a week then, please leave *everything* in static.
    This will remove any suspicions, for that period, with regard to your
    NAS and DHCP lease expiration. Please let us know how things progress.

    Thank you.

    Pete

    --
    1PW

    @?6A62?FEH9:DE=6o2@=]4@> [r4o7t]

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