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Readyshare setup

russi
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Readyshare setup

Hi everyone, this question is relating to my R7000 Nighthawk router but this model was not in the dropdown list - please move is necessary.

I purchased a Nighthawk R7000 a couple of months ago and is all working well, but I have recently formatted my laptop and do not know how to set up Readyshare to access wirelessly when on the laptop.

 

When I originally set it up I spoke with tech support from Netgear, and I figure it may be easier to ask the community forum.

 

Thee first time it was set up Netgear had me do a run command which allowed me to access the drive. I then made a shortcut for the drive to the desktop - really should have taken note of how this was set up for future reference, but I will do this time. I have searched online for how to do this but cannot find anything.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Mark

 

 

Model: MR1100|NIGHTHAWK M1
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storm1985
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Re: Readyshare setup

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russi
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Re: Readyshare setup

thanks for your reply... i remember this is how it was set up the first time, when i spoke with a Netgear technician on the phone.

 

now when I enter the commend it is saying 'Network Error - Windows cannot access \\Readyshare. Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try and resolve the problems, click Diagnose'

 

when I click Diagnose is says that Windows cannot find Readyshare

 

If you have any other guidance or suggestions I would be most appreciative

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Re: Readyshare setup

What OS and version are you using?

For the network config is it private or public?

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storm1985
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@russi can you access it through IP address of your router? ex: \\192.168.1.1

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russi
Aspirant

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Windows 10 is the OS. I'm pretty sure it is public network, thats what it says in the Network and Sharing Centre - sorry I'm not great with computers

cheers

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russi
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its Windows 10 OS... it says the network is public in the Network and Sharing Centre

sorry I'm not the best with computers, thanks

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Re: Readyshare setup

@russi  Turn the network from public to private and guess it will aswer your issue.

Try it and keep me posted if I screwed up!! Sorry for murdering the English langage!!!

regards!

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russi
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i tried entering ex: \\192.168.1.1 into run and a browser and neither did anything - where does this need to be entered if not in either of these places?

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Re: Readyshare setup

@russi did you try my stuff?

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storm1985
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@russi is 192.168.1.1 the IP address of your router?
If yes open any folder then type \\192.168.1.1
If not, change the address
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IrvSp
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Since you are on Windows 10, open a CMD prompt (Windows Key + R and enter CMD in the box) and enter NET VIEW.

 

IF Readyshare is set properly you should see something like this:

 

=========

C:\>net view
Server Name            Remark

-------------------------------------
\\IRV8700              Irv's 8700
\\LARAINE-XPS8500
\\READYSHARE           readyshare

========

 

If you see \\readyshare then enter NET VIEW \\READYSHARE in the CMD prompt and you should see something like this:

 

=============

C:\>net view \\readyshare
Shared resources at \\readyshare

readyshare

Share name   Type  Used as  Comment

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Movies       Disk           read:all-no password;write:all-no password
USB_Storage  Disk           read:admin;write:admin
The command completed successfully.

============

 

With that info you can then use the NET USE command to assign a share a drive letter:

 

======

C:\>net use q: \\readyshare\movies
The command completed successfully.


C:\>q:

Q:\>dir
 Volume in drive Q is Movies
 Volume Serial Number is 996D-0A33

 Directory of Q:\

05/30/2013  06:22 PM    <DIR>          .
02/03/2017  07:57 PM    <DIR>          ..
08/26/2015  12:06 AM    <DIR>          video
               0 File(s)              0 bytes

============

 

Now if you do NOT see this then you have a different problem. Basically your network connection is NOT seeing the share. Go to the ROUTER page in a browser and in the ADVANCED, USB FUNCTIONS, READYSHARE STORAGE tab make sure the NETWORK CONNECTION is ENABLED *AND* the WORKROUP name is the SAME as your LAN. It defaults to Workgroup I think and if NOT using that it can't be seen. You can see your WORKGROUP name under the SYSTEM PROPERTIES, ADVANCED SYSTEM SETTINGS, COMPUTER NAME tab. An easier way to see the WORKGROUP name would be in the CMD prompt to enter NET CONFIG WORKSTATION. The domain is listed there.

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russi
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hi there I changed the network from public to private and it is still saying the same error message when I type \\readyshare - cannot access

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russi
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hi when I run the command prompt and enter NET VIEW and NET VIEW \\READYSHARE:

- when i enter NET VIEW it opens the black box which is blank - no text in it at all

- when i enter NET VIEW \\READYSHARE it opens a box which pretty much immediately shuts back off

 

I'm trying to do the right thing and use the forum but maybe I should just contact Netgear?

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IrvSp
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Re: Readyshare setup


@russi wrote:

hi when I run the command prompt and enter NET VIEW and NET VIEW \\READYSHARE:

- when i enter NET VIEW it opens the black box which is blank - no text in it at all

- when i enter NET VIEW \\READYSHARE it opens a box which pretty much immediately shuts back off

 

I'm trying to do the right thing and use the forum but maybe I should just contact Netgear?


Mark, I'm not convinced you have a Netgear problem but quite possibly a Windows Network problem. If so, calling NG might not help or at least they'd point you to a Windows problem, but I could be wrong. You said it was working before you formatted the laptop. I suspect the network is not connected to the router on the laptop.

 

If NET VIEW returns NO text at all, that is very odd to say the least. If nothing else it should return to the drive prompt you started with? You are doing these commands in a CMD prompt windows, right, not in the window that opens with the Windows Key + R command line?

 

Let's try some other things... MAKE SURE you are a COMMAND PROMPT WINDOW....

 

Try entering PING 192.168.1.1 in the COMMAND PROMT WINDOW. You should see this:

 

C:\>ping 192.168.1.1

Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

 

If you DO NOT get that, then either your network isn't connected to the router and the cause could be the DOMAIN/WORKGROUP name or the router IP Address.

 

So do this in the COMMAND PROMPT, enter IPCONFIG, and you should see something like this:

 

C:\>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::58bf:9e27:bf45:87e8%4
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.30
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

 

If you are on an Ethernet (wired connection) it will look like the above, if wireless it will look like this:

 

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d917:f052:79d9:1030%14
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.10
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

 

The DEFAULT GATEWAY is your Router IP Address. That is what should be used on the PING Address above...

 

Next using the DEFAULT GATEWAY in either the Ethernet or Wireless LAN connection depending on how you are connected enter NBTSTAT -a 192.168.1.x (where 192.168.1.x is the address IPCONFIG showed forDEFAULT GATEWAY) and it should look like this:

 

C:\>nbtstat -a 192.168.1.1

Ethernet:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.30] Scope Id: []

           NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table

       Name               Type         Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    READYSHARE     <00>  UNIQUE      Registered
    READYSHARE     <03>  UNIQUE      Registered
    READYSHARE     <20>  UNIQUE      Registered
    ☺☻__MSBROWSE__☻<01>  GROUP       Registered
    HOME           <1D>  UNIQUE      Registered
    HOME           <1E>  GROUP       Registered
    HOME           <00>  GROUP       Registered

    MAC Address = 00-00-00-00-00-00

 

That shows you both the SHARE and DOMAIN name of the router.

 

What are your results, paste them into a response.

 

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russi
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Re: Readyshare setup

hi everyone,

 

just thought I would let you know that the issue has been resolved - could have done it myself if I was a bit quicker than I am.

 

so I went into routerlogin and saw that it could not even see the USB drive, despite the fact that I could access it before buying my new laptop.

 

so what I did was disconnect then reconnect all the connections to the USB drive, then run \\readyshare.

 

I'd just like to thank you all for trying to resolve the issue, I appreciate the time and effort in all your responses.

 

its reassuring to know that technical support is available through forums such as these.

 

hope you all have a great weekend Smiley Happy

 

thanks, Mark

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Re: Readyshare setup

You can olso

backup your HDD datas on your remaining HDD and laptop and desktop

format the HDD and replug it,

then transfer your datas from the not sanitized HDD

and formart it.

It should solve your issues!

Regards

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