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NorthstaNder
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Homehub 3 "disappears" from Network

Hi, 

 

Had Infinity for a week now, and so far so good. 

 

But this Homehub 3 thing bugs me a little bit. I've connected my external USB 2.0 hard drive to it, so everyone on the network can use the drive. But when I double click the network icon, the Homehub doesn't always appear under the "computer" section which is where it would appear so I can access the drive. 

 

It appears under "network infrastructure" and "other devices" and access to the internet isn't affected. 

 

Is this just another homehub 3 bug? I do find that restarting the hub sorts it out, but I don't want to keep restarting it every day if I can help it. 

 

Thanks in advance.

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NorthstaNder
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Re: Homehub 3 "disappears" from Network

If it makes any difference the drive is formatted to ntfs
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Deathtrap3000
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Re: Homehub 3 "disappears" from Network

Its not a bug.

Just type in the address

\\192.168.1.254

NorthstaNder
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Re: Homehub 3 "disappears" from Network

Aha...works a treat. Thanks!

 

Do you think I should stick with the NTFS file format? Or reformat to FAT32 if I'm going to be using the drive over the network.

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Re: Homehub 3 "disappears" from Network

fat32 may work better
how big is the disk as windows has a problem formatting large disks
http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?fat32format.htm
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NorthstaNder
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Re: Homehub 3 "disappears" from Network

It's 750GB with two partitions so I'm probably best sticking to NTFS I guess. 

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Re: Homehub 3 "disappears" from Network

that utility will allow you to format it as fat32
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