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how to discover devices on my network

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Mar 24, 2013 4:05 AM

I want to connect to devices connected to my network but i can't find them. I have a external disk connected to a router and i can't access it.

IMAC 27", Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 4:17 AM (in response to ESPIRITO)

    Log on to your router and make sure you have the drive shared and setup correctly. It takes OS X a period of time to fully see other devices on the network. Also in the Sharing section of System Preferences Enable SMB (Windows) Sharing as most routers don't do Mac/OS X AFP sharing and if SMB (Windows) sharing isn't turned on you will never see it.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,980 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 8:54 AM (in response to ESPIRITO)

    First, whether File Sharing is on or off makes no difference.


    If your router supports Bonjour (which might be called "Multicast DNS" in its settings), enable it. Otherwise you'll have to mount the shared volume manually by selecting


    Go > Connect to Server


    from the Finder menu bar, or pressing the key combination command-K while the Finder is active. Enter the IP address of the router. If you don't know the address, look in the Network preference pane.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,980 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to ESPIRITO)

    That probably means you're trying to connect to a server using the wretched "netatalk" implementation of AFP. You might be able to make it work by following the instructions linked below. You'll be slightly compromising your security by doing so.


    Connecting to legacy AFP services


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