Frequently Asked Questions
Accessing Your Ethernet Disk Over The Network
Your LaCie Ethernet Disk appears as a drive with shared folders on the network. You can connect to the LaCie Ethernet Disk as you would with any other server.Note: The default name for the LaCie Ethernet Disk will always be LACIE- followed by 9 random characters (letters and numbers).Windows Users:
To access the LaCie Ethernet Disk using Microsoft Windows, look in My Network Places. By default, the LaCie Ethernet Disk will be named LACIE-XXXXXXXXX * under Workgroup. When you attempt to access a share, you will be asked to enter a username and a password.If you cannot find the LaCie Ethernet Disk from your workstation, try using the Windows search tool.For faster time connections and usability, LaCie recommends that you map a drive to share. To map a drive to a share, select the Tools menu from Windows Explorer. Click on Map a drive. Fill in the appropriate nformation and press Finish. This will create a new drive mapped to your share (for more information about drive mapping, refer to your Windows manual).Note: Windows Me Users – To access your shares under Windows Me, the administrator will need to create a user with the same username and password as your log in for Windows. This is due to a limitation in Microsoft’s operating system.Note: Windows 95 and 98 Users – To access your shares under Windows 95 and 98, you will need to create a user on the LaCie Ethernet Disk with the same username and password as your log in for Windows. This is due to a limitation in Microsoft’s operating system. Mac Users:
Mac OS 10.x - Click Connect to Server in the Go menu, and then enter the IP address of your LaCie Ethernet Disk. A list of shares will appear. Click on the shares that you want open and press OK. Enter a valid username and password. The new shares will be placed on your desktop.Mac OS 9.x - From the Apple menu, select Network Browser, Chooser or Connect to Server. In Chooser, click the Appleshare icon. Your server should appear in the list with the default name (LACIE-XXXXXXXXX *). Select it and press OK.UNIX Users:
You can connect your LaCie Ethernet Disk using Samba. Please consult the Samba manual, or ask your administrator, for detailed information on how to connect using Samba.Connecting Via HTTP Or FTP
If you have enabled HTTP share, you can access your share directly from any computer with a current browser. Just open a browser to http://server_ip_address (the server_ip_address stands for the IP address assigned to your LaCie Ethernet Disk by the LaCie Network Configurator).Once the page has loaded, you can choose how you want to connect to the LaCie Ethernet Disk. Click the HTTP button to access in http mode, or FTP to access in the ftp mode.You can also connect directly to the FTP share by opening a browser at ftp://server_ip_address/sharename.Note: If you are operating under Windows or are using Internet Explorer to connect via FTP, you can drag and drop objects to upload files if the share is write enabled.Connecting With An FTP ClientYou can use any FTP client to connect to the LaCie Ethernet Disk. Clients like LeechFTP, CuteFTP, etc., will work normally.
You can also use the command line command, “ftp”:Note: The ftp command line exists under most Windows versions, and on most UNIX operating systems.
Type: ftp server_ip
Enter your username and password.
Type: cd /sharename