Free software to remotely access a hardrive like MS remote access.

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by john bently, Dec 23, 2009.

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    john bently Guest

    Our son recently plugged a western digital external hard drive into our
    modem, which apprently can be access remotely by other computers..

    When I configured my pc to get access to this hard drive (which is cable
    connected to the modem) it connected without any problem.

    Although when I tried to *remotely* access it from another computer via a
    website I ended up on called Mionet, they wanted a regular $8 for me to
    access the hard drive.

    Since Microsoft offer a free service to remotely access someones pc to
    assist them, I wonder if any free software exists to access this hard drive
    remotely? Thanks for any advice.
    john bently, Dec 23, 2009
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    Mike Easter Guest

    'modem' in this context must mean a cable modem with an integrated
    switch/router wired with or without wireless. Knowing its brandname and
    modelno would be useful to me to understand its capabilities and

    WD external in this context must mean a network ready external hdd.
    Knowing its modelno would help me know its capabilities.
    'cable connected' in this context would presumably mean ethernet.
    I have very little idea what browser/website technique you went about
    that resulted in the Mionent result.

    Tell the modem/router/switch brandname & modleno; tell the WD hdd
    Mike Easter, Dec 23, 2009
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    chuckcar Guest

    And you both know *exactly* how to prevent anyone else on the internet from
    accessing this hard drive as well?
    chuckcar, Dec 23, 2009
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