Cannot access nas with mac's
I have installed the "gear box" nas onto my home network which has a PS3, mac mini and a macbook laptop. I connect to the nas device, set up my media information and smb server but my mac's cannot connect to it. I set up a user name and password but when I use it to connect any of the computers, it tells me I've used an "invalid user name or password".
-I have the user enabled and set to read and write.
-I have formatted the drive with the nas disk utility.
-The drive is seen by the nas with amount of free/used space.
Since formatting the disk and having no luck, I have removed the drive, connected it to another computer and installed some media content. My PS3 can view all the files (though the files seem to be doubled).
I am fairly computer illiterate but do have some understanding of computers. I have other questions (like viewing partitions from the connected external drive) but getting connected would be a good start.
Any help would be appreciated,
I have Gearbox working with Win 7, OSX 10.6.2 and XP SP3 at the same time. It's slow and flaky, but it works.
How do you connect to Gearbox from your Mac? Via "Connect to...", via Finder-network or how? Do you manually enter IP?
I connect with the java software that came with the gear box, the "connect" button. I don't have to enter the IP; the router apparently does that. I try to access the storage through the finder window which shows up under the "shared" sub heading. When I highlight the storage device, it tries to connect then replies with connection failed. I try to "connect as" (assuming via the user name and password from the SMB server) and it tells me I have "entered an invalid username or password. My macbook is 10.6.2 and the mini is a g4 which runs on the 10.5.8.
Do you use NTFS or FAT32 firmware? It should work both ways, but I've find it's impossible to fill NTFS drive with computer and then use it via Gearbox... It just doesn't work, you have to copy content over the network with NTFS firmware.
That doesn't solve your problem, I know. I presume you have plugged the NAS into your router - is everything right in there? Do you use DHCP on Gearbox (you can check that in Gearbox' Status page).
You've lost me on the firmware type. I have downloaded the latest firmware from the Patriot site but when I try to install it, I am told that it is the wrong type of file. As far as what I have done, to the best of my recollection, this is the step by step process I have taken.
-Plugged nas into router.
-Plugged external HDD into nas.
-Applied power to the external HDD, then nas.
-Installed software from CD to macbook and connected to nas via "connect" button.
-Under "Disk Utility Status," DHCP server disabled. (Tried to enable but another DHCP server was detected from router).
-Under "Disk Utility Status," SMB service enabled.
-Under SMB subheading, created username and password with RW capabilities and enabled.
-Under Disk Utility performed scan of drive (which is FAT-32 formatt). Result=11248 File(s), 1596 Dir(s), Used Size=108608528KB, 0 Error(s)
-(Previous attempts, I have formatted HDD via Gear Box "Disk Utility" with same end result.
From the mac
-Opened finder window.
-Opened nas device under "shared" subheading.
-Tried to "connect as" within same area.
-Used SMB username and password.
-"You entered an invalid username or password".
You mention the router and if anything is right with it. I don't know much about the networking itself. Is there anything that could be restricting access to the nas?
same problem. try Connect To Server in finder Go menu. and connect to a folder on the HDD. i can connect to folders but not to the root of the drive. hope that helps
Last edited by stanleyhalim; 09-11-2010 at 07:12 PM.
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