Author Topic: Linkstation pingable but seems invisible  (Read 5640 times)

lhanser

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Linkstation pingable but seems invisible
« on: September 19, 2008, 11:23:26 am »
   Linkstation gigabit NAS was working fine, then access to the browser setup stopped responding.  I reset the linkstation and the navigator finds it, but it's still not accessible via browser setup and when I tried to run the firmware updater it says no linkstation on the net.  ALl firewalls were off during this process.  Ideas?

Paul

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Re: Linkstation pingable but seems invisible
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008, 01:41:33 pm »
When you run the nas navigator does it display a work group and an IP address?

lhanser

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Re: Linkstation pingable but seems invisible
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008, 02:52:48 pm »
   There was no workgroup visible, but there was an ip address.  However, in the meantime things have gotten worse.  I ran the firmware installer and it hung at the last, the fan stopped working and now it just beeps and the red light blinking code is for a fan problem...  Have no clue what's going on now.

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Re: Linkstation pingable but seems invisible
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 11:02:31 am »
Power off the unit, then hold in the reset button when booting up the unit, this will force it into an emergency mode.  Try running the firmware again, if it does not take then I would call tech support 866-752-6210

lhanser

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Re: Linkstation pingable but seems invisible
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008, 04:12:54 pm »
   Well, it's running in emergency mode...  But it doesn't seem to be taking an address from the DHCP server.  Does it use its own assigned ip address?  If so, what is it?

Dan_C

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Re: Linkstation pingable but seems invisible
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008, 06:57:17 pm »

It could be running back at its internal Ip address of
192.168.11.150.

 

Plugging the device directly into the nic card of the computer and setting a static to the Local area connection of 192.168.11.151 with a default subnet mask should allow you to flash its firmware. 


lhanser

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Re: Linkstation pingable but seems invisible
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008, 07:31:23 pm »
   Tried that, but I think I need a crossover cable.  I changed a router to LAN ip of 192.168.11.199, and plugged my PC and Buffalo into the router.  My PC picked up an address of something like 192.168.11.100.  Couldn't ping the Linkstation and the firmware flasher didn't see the NAS either...

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Re: Linkstation pingable but seems invisible
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008, 09:28:20 am »
A cross over cable is not needed.  Your unit is not pulling an ip address, so the firmware will not be alble to find it.  I would call tech support for an RMA 866-752-6210

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Re: Linkstation pingable but seems invisible
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2008, 04:01:46 pm »
   Is it possible to revive this thing by mounting it on a linux system (using a usb setup) and copying a new set of files into the correct partitions/directories?

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Re: Linkstation pingable but seems invisible
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2008, 09:40:10 am »
It is possible but not recommended opening the drive could void the warranty of the unit.  The file structure is in XFS, so it will mount.