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RE-Creating a ReadySHARE

AlpineKid66
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RE-Creating a ReadySHARE

Had to reinstall Windows 10 Pro.

Looking in my File Explorer I do not see my ReadyShare drives.

I can see them on the other computers.

I have read "http://kb.netgear.com/20129/Creating-a-ReadySHARE-Network-Folder-and-Permission-Editing?cid=wmt_netg..." but so far nothing.

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This is what I am seeing when logged into http://www.routerlogin.net/.

What do I have to do to get these flashdrives to show up in my File Explorer??

I am using a R7000 Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router.

Thank you for the help.

Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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AlpineKid66
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Re: RE-Creating a ReadySHARE

Thank you everyone for the ideas on how to get my READYSHARE to work.

The thing works. How? I do now know.

I have done so many things, I just do not know what finally let READYSHARE to work.

 

Somehow this can be marked as solved. Even though I cannot tell inform you of how it happened.

 

Thank you all again.

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Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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IrvSp
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Re: RE-Creating a ReadySHARE

Did it work before you re-installed W10?

 

Are you on the SAME domain as the Router?

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AlpineKid66
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Re: RE-Creating a ReadySHARE

Did it work before you re-installed W10?  Yes

Are you on the SAME domain as the Router?  Are you refering to the computer w/cable icon in lower right hand corner of screen and shows Internet access? That name is Network. The rest of the computers are showing  NETGER90.

I had to get that changed in the old install of Windows, then when it matched the rest of the computers, READYSHARE worked just fine. And on all computers.

If that is not what you are talking about, tell me where to look. I might be look at it and know know it.

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IrvSp
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Re: RE-Creating a ReadySHARE

I'll assume the names NETGEAR and NETGEAR90 are the names of the connection, not the Domain.

 

In a command prompt enter NET CONFIG WORKSTATION and it will show the Workstation Domain name. That name should match WORKGROUP name you gave the READYSHARE on the Advanced, USB Functions, Readyshare Storage web page. That puts your PC on the same Domain and you can see all shares on that Domain.

 

You can change it if it is different and if so see https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-change-your-computers-name-in-windows-10/ about 1/3 down the page for changing the Domain.

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AlpineKid66
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Re: RE-Creating a ReadySHARE

Did a Windows + R & opened Run and put in NET CONFIG WORKSTATION.

Hit enter. A second later a box flashes on the screen and goes away just that fast. Not a full box, but only an outline of it.

Went to this link & found out how to change the network name and that is now done.

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/28375-network-profile-name-rename-windows-10-a.html

OPTION TWO

To Rename Network Profile in Local Security Policy

The name is now NETGER90 just like the rest of the computers.

Then I shut down all computers, router & cable modem. Waited for 2 minutes, turn the cable modem on, then the router, then the computer.

The Windows 10 Pro computer still will not show READYSHARE under Network. The other computer that is running Windows 8.1 Pro is showing, & I can read, the READYSHARE under Network.

Here is what is showing in Netgear genie.

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Went to the other computers and see a sub-DIR named netgear downloader on all 3. Then I looked & found this - http://kb.netgear.com/26250/How-to-configure-the-NETGEAR-Downloader-feature?cid=wmt_netgear_organic

Then on that webpage I found this - http://kb.netgear.com/20129/Creating-a-ReadySHARE-Network-Folder-and-Permission-Editing?cid=wmt_netg...

This shows how to CREATE the 2 folders. But you can see that they are already created in the picture above. Not seen in File Explorer on this Windows 10 Pro computer.

 

My I ask question? Why is this so difficult to get these to show up on this Windows 10 Pro computer? I cannot believe that other people have not had to reinstall Windows and redo the readyshare storage.

 

Thank you for the help.

Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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AlpineKid66
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Re: RE-Creating a ReadySHARE

Thank you everyone for the ideas on how to get my READYSHARE to work.

The thing works. How? I do now know.

I have done so many things, I just do not know what finally let READYSHARE to work.

 

Somehow this can be marked as solved. Even though I cannot tell inform you of how it happened.

 

Thank you all again.

IMG_0414blurOut.jpg

Model: R7000|Nighthawk AC1900 Dual Band WiFi Router
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