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Cant initalise my external 1TB Buffalo drive.

Question: Cant initalise my external 1TB Buffalo drive.

Hi,

I've got a 1TB Buffalo USB external drive. It worked great until about 2 days ago. It was pre-formatted to FAT32, needing to put a 10 gig file on it, I reformatted it to NTFS. No problem.

Except my Xbox, my laptop, and my PS3 didn't recognise it anymore. Only the desktop did. I checked online, it wasn't a problem, cause PS3 and Xbox only read FAT 32 hard drives... so i knew i just needed to format back, and it would all be fine.

So I tried to format it back, but FAT32 was not an option. only exFAT. After reading about for a bit i found out i could format in FAT32 from the CMD dos Prompt.

So I tried that. It stayed at 0% for what seemed like forever, and then the system shut down.

I rebooted and now my drive isn't there. It shows in device manager as "hard drive" with no extra details, but says it's working.

It shows in Drive Manager, but is listed as "Unallocated" and "not initalised"

I know i need to initialise it to get it show again, however anytime i try I get this error:
Data Error (Cyclic redundacy check)

Can someone please help? I dont care if i lose all the data on it, I just want it reformatted and reinitalised so i can start using it again.

Thanks in advance to anyone who helps in any way.

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Answer: Cant initalise my external 1TB Buffalo drive.

The 1st part of this tutorial describes how to initialize a hard drive.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/tips/advanced/ntfs.mspx

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I have just got a Buffalo 500gb external hard drive, it has installed perfectly on my windows XP laptop, however when I try and install it on my other laptop with Windows vista, it starts that "device driver install" icon in the system tray but when I click on "my computer" from the start menu I cant find the drive!! - the funny thing is that it DOES appear when I go into the "start" menu and then "control panel" and "system" and then in the "device manager" I can find the Buffalo USB drive called "HD-PVU2" BUT it wont show in the drives on "my computer" and its not possible to transfer data to the drive, any suggestions anyone??? thanks PCDIMWIT

Answer:+++ Buffalo 500gb external USB drive ++

Go to 'My Computer' and select Manage, then click on 'Disk Management' - right click the drive then choose Format. It should then show ok.

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Hi, does anyone know of "Buffalo"s reliability? It seems my current external drive is about to give up. Its a Western Digital 'My Book' 320gb and its making odd "clicking noises".Yesterday it disappeared from 'my computer' and i eventually got it working after pulling out all the plugs and re-booting pc. The "Buffalo DriveStation" 500gb looks a good buy from Play.com for 50. Any thoughts please - Tony

Answer:Buffalo External Hard Drive

To save me typing twice click here

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Hi, I am looking for a driver for a Buffalo HD-CE500U2-EU. Any thoughts please?
 

Answer:Solved: External Buffalo Drive

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Hi can someone help please? I have a buffalo external hard drive that is recognised in system and say's drivers are working. But I can not access any files from it either through the computer or software. anyone got any ideas as to why. It was working fine up until yesterday.
 

Answer:Buffalo External Hard Drive

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can anyone help a novice by using simple language how to move music library and photos to an external buffalo drive station, thereafter once the laptop has been restored to factory settings how do I reinstall

Many thanks

JimThe Pilot
 

Answer:transferring from laptop to external drive buffalo drive station

do you know how to 'drag n drop' from one folder to another??
Thats about as simple a way of moving the files as you can get
 

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Hi Everyone,

I am using a Buffalo LinkStation (LS-QVL), it is configured for RAID 10 and has 4 Terabytes of capacity. I am not using anywhere near the full capacity (instead I am only using about 6%!). It has occurred to me that I should make an off-site backup of the content on the LinkStation. Toward this end I would like to backup the contents of the LinkStation to an external USB hard drive.

Can anybody tell me if it is possible to backup files from this NAS to an external hard drive? If it is possible any advice on how to set this up will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

Answer:Backing up Buffalo NAS to an external hard drive

Unless your NAS has a provision to mount the external hard drive via USB and supports file transfers between the volumes, you're going to have to do this over the network with the external hard drive connected to a PC that is connected to the NAS.
 

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Hi all,

New to this site, so hope this is in the right place and hope you can help!

I have just purchased a 500G Buffalo external hard drive, HD-PC500U2/BK-EU. Plug it in and it is recognised by my P.C (running XP) but I cannot go any further and cannot run the DriveNavi.exe file which is on the external HD. All I get are the following error messages

The application failed to inialize properly (0xc0000006). Click OK to terminate the application.

and

F:\DriveNavi.exe
Only part of a ReadProcessMemory or WriteProcessMemory request was completed

and

F:\DriveNavi.exe is not a valid Win32 application

I have trawled the net to try to find a solution and Buffalo support are no use at all...and extremely frustrated and would appreciate any help, please

AP3
 

Answer:Buffalo External Hard drive problem-Help please!

That sounds like an autorun request for the bundled DriveNavi.exe program. And "trawled the net"? . I think you've gotta format the HDD. That might just do the trick.
 

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Hi! So i bought a buffalo DVSM-PN58U2V DVD MULTI DRIVE. The package says that it installs automatically when connected into the computer, but when i plug it in, instead my computer recognises it as Optiarc DVD RW AD-7560S USB DEVICE, tries to install its drivers, and fails. I have a 32bit vista home premium.

Answer:Problem with Buffalo DVSM-PN58U2V external dvd-drive

Leave it connected and reboot. What happens?

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I have a desktop PC that does not come with any USB 3 ports on its mainboard. Yesterday I bought a PCI-E to USB 3.0 expansion card with two ports.

I installed the card, connected the floppy power cable, and windows 10 installed its driver with no issues. There is no yellow mark in the device manager.

First I connected my USB 3.0, 2.5" Seagate drive and windows properly recognized it and set its speed at USB 3.0. I copied a lot of files at a constant max speed of about 95 MB/s. So far everything is good.

Then I tried my 3.5" Buffalo USB 3.0 drive. No matter what I did, it simply would not connect at USB 3 speed, only USB 2. I tried both ports. The drive's external power adapter is connected.

Windows does know that it's a USB 3 device, since it shows the message "This device can perform faster if connected to USB 3.0".

The drive does come with a cable with blue USB 3 connectors.

Anyone ever experienced such an issue before?

Answer:External 3.5" Buffalo USB 3.0 drive only connects at USB 2.0 mode

In general, the first thing to try with any USB device that doesn't behave correctly (or at all) is to open Device Manager, find the device and uninstall it. If you don't currently have the device connected you may need to select 'show hidden devices' in Device Manager's 'View' menu.

If an inappropriate driver had been loaded the first time it was connected it will continue to be used on all subsequent times. Uninstalling it will make windows 'forget' and choose the driver from scratch.

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Hi,I usually have my buffalo external hdd connected to my dell studio 15. I tried shutting down once but accidentally put it into hibernation. So after it hibernated I switched it back on, the hdd would spin up a couple of times, but as it got to the desktop it would spin down. I try to access the hdd and I can see the folders etc, when I try entering a folder such as "music" for example, the hdd would spin up, but then a message would say the folder music is unavailable. So I refresh the window, and the music folder disappears! just like that, now after the spin up, i can access the rest of the folders, but the "music" is just gone forever. Does anyone know what's going on or how I can get that folder back. It was actually the "documents" folder in my case, but music was an example.Thanks

Answer:Buffalo external hard drive and Vista Hibernation

hi again, Problem has been fixed and the files are still there! Basically used vista scan disk to fix errors option and it recovered my files. Phew....thought I'd lost it all.

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Can anyone tell me if the above Exteral HDD will be compatable with windows 8. It works fine with Windows 7 Premium. Thanks.

Moonshine.

Answer:Buffalo MiniStation Lite 320 Gb Portable USB 2.0 External Hard Drive..

Unlikely anyone has your specific drive. But in general, i've never seen a USB device that didn't work in Windows 8 that worked in Windows 7.

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My Buffalo external drive shows empty on window 7 pro, no previous signs of malfunction just a little slow before this incident.
when i trying to right click and check properties, after a while windows shows a message saying " data error (Cyclic redundancy check)"
It contains all my family photos for the last years, please if anyone can help me with this issue I will appreciate
thanks

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I have subject device running from Win7 64 bit.
It's decided to show capacity as 49.5Gb instead of 1Tb.
Any ideas welcomed.
Rick

Answer:Buffalo Ministation 1TB USB 2.0 Slimline Portable External Hard Drive

On the search window type Disk manage. From the options, open "Create and format hard disk partitions"
Expand the Status column so it can be readable.
Take a snapshot of the screen and upload the image.

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I have a buffalo 500gb external HD which I use mainly as a back up for photos/docs/vids etc., I have been deleting alot of uneccessary things on it and it now contains only 47gb of material, however when I click on the properties it is still showing 270gb free of 465gb, this means that there is still 195gb of material when in fact there is only 47gb of material on it in total - how can this be?? I have unplugged the buffalo drive, left it a while and replugged it in but its still showing (in the properties of the drive) that it has 270gb free of 465gb, very odd, thanks LAPTOPDUNCE

Answer:buffalo external hard drive showing wrong amount in properties???

Show hidden and system files click here
If there is a Recycle Bin Folder on the drive, go into it and Empty or manually delete contents.

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My external is 2 500g hard drives and is preset for FAT32

I want to be able to put files bigger than 4gs on it, so I have to change it to NTFS, right?

The wall I run into is . . . I will be buying a Macbook Pro in a few weeks and I want to be able to use the HD between the two. From what I read it looks like I could do that with FAT32, but not with NTFS.

I want to know the best thing to do so I don't have to reformat my drive later and have this all be a toilet flush.

I really want to prepare for my mac.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:New external HD Buffalo 1TB

I found out I have to use a 3-party program, anyone have any exp with any?
 

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I recently bought a BUFFALO  External  USB  DVD  RW ;  I am unable to use it with my COMPAQ  MINI  110-1100 DX LAPTOP  Product  Number : VM146UA#ABA . My mini Laptop does not have an inbuilt DVD RW. Will  somebody please guide about as to how to use this External DVD to install any software CD on to my Laptop ? Also, how to see & listen to a DVD using this DVD RW ? Can I use this DVD RW with my Desk-Top PC also ? Please guide in details and help me. Many thanks in advance. 

Answer:BUFFALO External USB DVD RW

What is the model of your Buffalo DVD-RW drive? Your laptop should automatically detect the drive when you plug it in via USB. Your drive will definitely work with your desktop, too.In the rare case that drivers need to be installed for your DVD drive, you would want to go to the official Buffalo site to download them.

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Hello,

This one is really bugging me because I have checked everything, and I cannot fathom out what is causing the disconnection apart from, either is a MB issue or driver issue...?

Whenever, I turn on my computer and Windows loads it will not load the USB External HDD which has been set to AUTO so it will load when Windows loads. I have tried manual switch but this does not work either. The HDD is a combo HDD with Firewire and USB 2.x although, if I use Firewire instead its fine...?

What is happening is that Device Manager in disabling the device for some reason, and the only way in which I can get Device Manager to recognise the "EXT HDD" is to search for new hardware and then it works...?

The only thing that I found to be a little odd was there is no set power showing for the USB Mass Storage Device 0 mA I know it is the right port location because it is the same number.

Any ideas why this has started to do this...? Any suggestion would be deeply appreciated.

There is something I forgot to mention and that is the battery needs replacing. I have never had a battery die on me on a motherboard ever. The only conclusion I can think for the reason why the battery has been drained in the ROC Logo on the MB I used to leave on and I think it drained the motherboard battery. If the power is terminated, example the PSU is turned off then I have to reset the BIOS. Although, I don't think this is related but I thought I would mention it.

Answer:Buffalo External USB 2.x HDD keep disconnecting

It wouldn't hurt to pick up and install a new battery.

You should also take a look and try to find the USB drivers for your motherboard (or just the motherboard drivers), as it sounds like it isn't recognizing it properly. Also make sure that Legacy USB support is enabled in BIOS.

~Lordbob

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Hi allfamily member purchased one of these and proceeded to install it without reading any documentation. 2 basic questions I need help with:1. Theyre running XP pro but chose the FAT32 option to format the drive during install. Main PC is NTFS. Will this causae any problems?2. Assuming the answer to q1 is no - the drive has install files, log files, and folders all over the place on it. Once installed and back up is running is it safe to either tidy these files into one folder and leave them on the external drive, or take them off the drive to increase space, and keep them on main PC?Hope that all makes sense.ThanksSi67

Answer:Buffalo External Hardrive

what is FAT32click here

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I can somehow "see" it in my computer but cant recall what place..it does! appear in my laptop but just cant see it at "my computer" place for me to double click it and go inside..access the content in it..

my friends Vista and XP hav NO PROBLEM at all to get access into this BUFFALO MINISTATION external HDD..

please help me..

Answer:cannot go into BUFFALO External HDD(window 7)..

Could you please post a screenshot of your problem?

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I recently purchased a Buffalo 2tb usb3 external drive and a icy box usb3 pci card. (See 'New usb3 pci card not mounting usb3 external drive' in this forum for more details.)However, after installing the card in my pcie x1 slot it will let me read everything I put in it which is usb2. But it will not let me mount anything that is usb3.In small print on the Buffalo Manaul which I downloaded from their site, it states:'* A USB3.0 interface manufactured by Buffalo is required to use this drive at SS mode specified by USB 3.0 standard (logical transfer speed 5.0Gbps).'Surely they can't expect us to buy the Buffalo usb3 pci just to get this drive to work! Am sure lots of other people will go for a cheaper pci card that does the same job too.Also, I don't really want to purchase the Buffalo pci card and have the same trouble again as I did already.

Answer:Does Buffalo usb3 drive need Buffalo usb3 pci card

As far as I know Windows 7 doesn't support USB 3 yet. Support will be added at a later date, probably incorporated in a Service Pack.

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Buffalo HD-PET640U2/R-EU

Hello. I've been having problems with the above drive (similar to this previous thread). I've had the drive for about a year & a half. It worked fine (on Win XP Home) up until a few days ago, when I connected it to my new laptop (Win 7).

On connecting, a warning message came up saying that Windows had detected disk errors - did I want to scan it? I said Yes, it completed the scan (no errors), but I couldn't access any of the files in Windows Explorer. I Safely Removed USB Hardware and tried again, but said No to the error scan ("Are you sure, some files may be corrupted?"). On continuing, I could see all my files.

I then selected Windows Scandisk, and once the scan completed the HDD was very slow to select. It didn't show any of my files again, and showed the following error messages whenever I tried to access it:

Local Disk (E)
You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it.
Do you want to format it?

Error checking
The disk check could not be performed because the disk is not formatted.
The disk check could not be performed because Windows can't access the disk.
Would you like to format the disk?

Location is not available
E:\\ is not accessible.
The volume does not contain a recognised file system.
Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted.

I have tried it on all 4 USB2 & USB3 ports, and my other Buffalo external HDDs work f... Read more

Answer:Buffalo HD-PET640U2/R-EU external HDD not recognised

Hi,

Do NOT format it - that will result in you losing your files.

Use the Partition Wizard partition recovery software to try and recover the partition to another disk.

Regards,
Golden

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Hi

I bought a brandnew Buffalo 3TB external HDD Drive station (USB 3.0) (HD-LB3.0TU3-EU)
and wanted to make a second backup of my files which are on another Western Digital 3TB USB 3.0 external harddrive.

So i plugged both in and both were recognized without problem. Then i began to copy the files from the WD to the Buffalo harddrive (both attached via usb 3.0) and it just copied 1 folder and told me that the original file location is not anymore existing and stopped copying.
And somehow my WD drive was not showing up anymore.(but still my buffalo drive)
The WD even did not show up in the disc management setup!
So i decided to reboot and before i did it i removed the buffalo drive via the "safely remove hardware and eject media" button(Right at the startup corner right bottom of the screen).
Instantly after hitting this button the buffalo drive began to make a horrible repeating scratching noise, like trying to park or move the hdd heads continuously). I waited 30 secs then i pushed the shoot down button, nothing after 2 mins waiting for the shutdown of windows i pushed the reset button and reentered win8

Fortunately my wd drive with my files was recognized but not the buffalo drive anymore
At the disk management setup it gives me the initialise disk where i can choose between MBR and GUID but with both options it gives me an I/O drive error
I see it as an offline HDD and cannot do anything with it not even remove it.
And i connected it on my Windows 7 laptop, sa... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 destroyed my Buffalo 3GB external HDD

I don't understand how Windows 8 could "destroy" a hard drive. It sounds like a hardware failure to me. Return the drive to your vendor.

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Hello. I've had the above drive for about a year & a half. It worked fine (on Win XP Home) up until a few days ago, when I connected it to my new laptop (Win 7).
On connecting, a warning message came up saying that Windows had detected disk errors - did I want to scan it? I said Yes, it completed the scan (no errors), but I couldn't access any of the files in Windows Explorer. I Safely Removed USB Hardware and tried again, but said No to the error scan ("Are you sure, some files may be corrupted?"). On continuing, I could see all my files.
I then selected Windows Scandisk, and once the scan completed the HDD was very slow to select. It didn't show any of my files again, and showed the following error messages whenever I tried to access it:
Local Disk (E)
You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it.
Do you want to format it?
Error checking
The disk check could not be performed because the disk is not formatted.
The disk check could not be performed because Windows can't access the disk.
Would you like to format the disk?
Location is not available
E:\ is not accessible.
The volume does not contain a recognised file system.
Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted.
I have tried it on all 4 USB2/3 ports, and my other Buffalo external HDDs work fine.
The HDD appears as 'Buffalo HD-PETU2 USB Device' in:
Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers
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Answer:Buffalo HD-PET640U2/R-EU external HDD not recognised

Test Disk will recover FAT and files see here

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I have a 500GB Buffalo external hard drive that I use for music, pictures and misc backed up documents. The problem is, I seem to be missing a few GB's.

The HD shows:
173 GB of music
2 GB of pictures
5 GB of documents
180 total should be listed....

.... but instead it tells me that 446 GB are being used and the HD is nearly full! For the life of me, I can't figure where all this "extra stuff" is located. Why would my HD be saying it's so full, but I can't find anything else on it?

I did a disk cleanup on the HD, then I did a Windows defrag on it... and it still shows 446 GB being used in total.

Any ideas?
Thanks,
-Steve
 

Answer:Buffalo 500GB External HD -- missing space?

You could backup all the stuff do your desktop and reformat it but that would take some time copying over 180gb of date.

Format will remove all data on that drive.
 

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My ext HDD Buffalo 500Gb became RAW file system. can't even reformat again to NTFS.or to FAT32, the drive has my name before. now i can see LOCAL DRIVE E:, and when i click to properties, i can see, used space 0 bytes, and free space 0 bytes.
i tried several ways, even on command prompt, convert E: /fs:ntfs. still i can't, and on disk management, i even apply mark partition as active and then format it, and it take 5-6 hours and at the end falure.

can some one help me, i really need for my school project, and i cannot efford to buy again.

JIGME
 

Answer:My 500GB Buffalo external HDD became RAW file system

Hi gentpuchong :wave:

Welcome to :grinthumb

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Good day everyone.

I have 500gb Buffalo HD and the problem is that when I plug it in my laptop it makes a clicking noise then after a while the noise stop. And also it does not appear in Computer,it was only appearing in the control panel. I tried disk management and other software to retrieve and solve this but it doesnt work. Can I still recover my file without going to retrieval company? can I still save my hard disk and use it again? thanks
 

Answer:Buffalo external hard disk problem

Doesn't sound like it. Sounds like you are hosed. Suppose you could try the freezer trick, although I've never seen it work.
 

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Hi....

I have a Buffalo 120 GB external Hard Disk that i connect to my HP Compaq Pressario M2000. It has been with me since 2 yrs. It was always fine, except for not being recognised a few months ago....it came back all by itself. So i was fine. I have a lot of data in it which is very important. So please give me any option other than formatting it.

When i rightclick on my My Computer and go to Manage > Disk Management and it shows me my Drive as F: 111.78 GB Healthy (Active).
But it does not display the name that i have given it (Rockin Ram) and when i try opening it, it says " F: is not acessible " The file drive is corrupted and unreadable ".

I have an internet connection with unlimited download, so please let me know if i need to download some software or install anything to repair it. I will do it, but please help me with this issue.
I believe you coz my previous problem was solved by you people !
 

Answer:My Buffalo 120 GB External Hard Disk recognised, but not responding!

The drive could have failed. Try to plug it into another pc if you have another one.
 

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Hi,I have an external USB Buffalo hard disk attached to my Lenovo E73 W7 Pro PC.If i boot with it connected then the PC won't boot through to Windows until i disconnect the Buffalo.I have been into the Bios and set the boot order to not only styart with the HD but also ignore USB and CD ROM.Interestingly before i changed the Bios it would stop the boot and when i disconnected the Buffalo i would get the option to go the bios; now that i have changed the bios although it still doesn't boot through to Windows, when i disconnect the Buffalo the Windows spalsh screen appears immediately. So..My thoughts are that the bios change has been a good thing and now there is a Windows option that needs to be changed to make it boot to Windows ignoring the Buffalo until it has started. Has anyone any advice please? Cheers,Simon  

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It works on Win 7 Pro Laptop and was working perfectly well on Won 10 until 2 days ago!
I have carried out the Device Manager uninstall if the portable devices and re-started my computer but this does not overcome the issue!
Any help on how I can resolve this problem?

Answer:Windows 10 does not recognise my Buffalo Ministation30 External HDrive

Sorry I overlooked the fact that it is recognised as a Device but it does not allow me to open it up!

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Just a generic question...
Does anyone know if the Buffalo WLA2-G54C is compatible with non Buffalo wireless routers? I have a Dlink router (don't know the model off the top of my head) with various brands of client adaptors. I've heard good things about the WLA2-G54C for the repeater function.
I ask this because of this statement on their website:
Repeater/Bridge function of the WLA2-G54C is supported only with Buffalo bridges and routers. But, the device can communicate with other manufacturer's 802.11b and 802.11g client adapters either in bridge/repeat mode or as a stand alone access point.
Does this mean that it simply won't work with other brand routers or that they just won't support it. I would think the latter but was curious if anyone had any experience with it.
Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: Buffalo WLA2-G54C compatible with non Buffalo router?

Eh, never mind. I just went ahead and bought a D-Link DWL-G710 Wireless 802.11g 54 Mbps Range Extender.

Thanks!
 

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I rekon ive got malware, here me story, just so you so i no nothing about comps so here me out.

Yesterday i logged onto me computer and got to welcome screen clicked on the user waited to load when all of a sudden this error came up
the application failed to initalise properly (0xc0000005)
i clicked ok and it came up again clicked ok then it took me to me background but nothing else i used task manger to use the internet coz i had no icons or toolbar and browsed the net for help but nothing made real sense so i said screw it and turned comp off now today i jumped on and the same thing happened again but this time ive gotten random ie windows poppin up but ive got desktop and toolbar, im mad confused and need a pro to help me out.

cheers, trav
 

Answer:Help the application failed to initalise properly (0xc0000005) plus malware

heres hijack this logfile


Edit by bjgarrick: Inline HJT log removed. READ & RUN ME sticky not followed.

 

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I purchased one of these to replace a non-working internal one on my Acer Laptop.

Does anyone know where I can get a Manual.

In Particular I want to know how to play a CD which already contains normal photographs.

The Buffalo has lots of menu options connected with burning a CD/DVD but the word "Play" does not seem to be in its vocabulary!

Answer:Buffalo CD/DVD drive

If it's not a video CD, but a data CD then typically you just load the video file(s) in a player. Or if you have a player associated with video file types, just double click on a video file after opening the drive in Explorer.

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Question: Buffalo Hard Drive

I recently bought a 250gb Buffalo external hard drivebut my computer will not recognise it. I installed it as instructed but it doesn't show up in my computer. I use XP. My old computer recognises it and everything works ok (also XP) Any ideas? Thanks in anticipation

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I've got a relatively new 1tb Buffalo drive connected to a Laptop. Its been working fine, but now Windows 7 wants to format it.
On connecting the USB cable the disk spins up OK, but then the Win message comes up saying it wants to format the disk.
I'm far less keen on reformating the disk than Microsoft are . . because there's data on the disk that I want to keep.

Any thoughts would be most welcome

Answer:Buffalo 1tb USB drive not recognized

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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Hi,

I have a Buffalo ministation HD-PF500U2 500gb portable hard drive, and an ASUS laptop running Vista.

The problem is this: Whenever I plug my hard drive in, its light begins green, but turns yellow, and the computer makes absolutely no indication that it has recognised it. I went to device manager and saw a USB Mass Storage Device apparently recognised, but nothing in My Computer, and no way to access it. So I chose to 'uninstall' this Mass Storage Device on Device Manager (since Device Manager told me it was still plugged in, even when it wasn't) and then plugged my hard drive back in. I got the 'installing device driver software' message, and was told it was all fine, but the light went yellow again, and still no way to access the files.

I've tried microsofts MATS program for devices, and that tells me that some hardware changes have not been recognised, but that it has fixed the problem. It tells me this every time I run it.

Any advice?

Thanks all,

Bob
 

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Hi can someone help please? I have a buffalo external hard drive that is recognised in system and say's drivers are working. but every time i go to access it windows freezes up,

i unplug it and windows returns to normal,

anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Buffalo Externad Hard Drive

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Hi there i've had the buffalo dvd multi drive (model dvsm-pn58u2vb)for a year now and use it to watch dvds on my samsung n130 netbook, ive never had a problem before watching dvds, but when i try to watch a dvd now in windows media it says"windows media player cannot play this dvd because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your dvd drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card"Please help?? I dont know why its all of a sudden doing this, i havent done anything different??Thank you in advanceHaley

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I have just bought an Buffalo external mini station 500 gb hard drive with the intention of installing Ubantu on to it.Any way, to cut a long story short I have made a mess off it, I need to merge the three seperate partitions which I have created into one, then format the whole disc.
In other words a factory reset.

Thank you for any help
Northerner

Answer:Problems with Buffalo hard drive

No problem, just delete all the partitions and make one large new one. If you are not sure how to do that, just ask.

Regards....Mike Connor

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Dear all,Yesterday,I bought a Buffalo 500GB exteranl HDD for backup of some important school project files, but for the first time I connected it to my PC,it automatically created a virtual drive for me.The External HDD was assigned an I Letter, andthe additional virtual drive it automatically created was assigned a J letter.Since the external drive was used by me and not other users will access it,I really don't need its built-in encryption function.But matter what I do, the virtual drive just happens to exist in my PC wheneverI connect the Buffalo external HDD to my PC.The virtual drive is also annoying,but what I am concerned about is that I am not sure if the virtual drive may cause damage to the files that have been backed up in the external HDD.Do you know how to remove it?I would really appreciate if you could help.Thank youKitty

Answer:how to remove Buffalo's vitual drive

1) Why is the virtual drive annoying?2) No, it cannot "cause damage to" files already backed up - or anything else3) The external drive should not be connected when you are not using it, so I really don't see with the issue is4) The virtual drive has to be created by some software that is loading when the external drive is connected. If it really bothers you that much, identify the software and stop it from running.

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This new external HDD's software has frozen on me. It was brand new yesterday and installed fine. Managed a first full backup of my laptop but now the Memeo software just won't let me click it although I can access the backed up files on the drive letter.I'm stumped. Anyone any idea what I can do?TIA

Answer:Buffalo Drive Station - 1 terabyte

Try re-installing the software over the top of the first install.

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Hi all I have a buffalo NAS 500 network drive, The disk to all intents and purposes seems to have failed. Insde is a standard 3.5 inch sata drive, I was considering putting in a 1TB or 1.5TB Sata Drive to replace it, does anyone know if this is possible ad if the firmware was stored on the old HDD or whether it is actualy saved onto the other harware within the case, thus making the replacement alot more easier. Many thanks

Alex
 

Answer:Buffalo NAS Network Drive with failed HDD

The firmware is in a FLASH, any standard SATA drive should work. Note, depending on the vintage of the unit, there may be a maximum limit. I'd check on the Buffalo site for the latest firmware and see if they state what size drive it supports.
 

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Just bought a Buffalo drive station (external hard drive)and am unable to partition it using Partition Magic. It was as usual formatted to FAT32 but I used the inbuilt software that came with the drive to format to NTFS, but prior to that there was software that gave Turboboost(?) that I installed. When looking at the disc information it displayed for the Buffalo drive as being "Type 07" as opposed to NTFS and I am unable to create a another partition on it.Any thoughts? As yet I have not contacted Buffalo about it.

Answer:Buffalo Drive station problem - partitioning

Problem now solved. Just formatted it in NTFS from within Windows.

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hi guys,

just copied +- 40GB of data on my windows server 2008 r2 with 8 gb of ram to a usb 2 buffalo drive
it took 40 min+- with an average transfer of 19,8MB/second

is this slow? i have disabled cache writing on the buffalo to help speed things up but to me it still seems slow
another site said it should copy this in about 18min

what else could possibly be wrong...should i get faster speeds?
any info appreciated
 

Answer:is this transfer slow for a usb2 buffalo drive?

Possibly. But it also depends upon the data type. For example, a few large files will transfer much faster than 1000's of small files.
 

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Posted this a few days ago in another forum and got zero response. Hoping someone here has some useful information.

I have (had) a 2TB Buffalo NAS drive LS-X2.0TL. Came back from a couple weeks away to find it inaccesible. Decided to try updating the firmware via their online support. Tech was able to help me get it visible enough to start the firmware update process, but it hung up while doing that (apparently it takes a couple resets of the drive and it never came back after one of those). So call them back and now the tech says that happens sometimes and if it can not be seen it is a lost cause. Would have been nice to tell me after they got it mounted enough to start the firmware update that it was a risky procedure, maybe i would have been able to recover some data.

Anyway, they would not support me taking the drive out of the case so now I am on my own. Thought perhaps the problem was in the NAS controller and maybe would be able to see the drive if mounted SATA directly but no luck.

So my first question is - how are these things set up? Is the drive formatted normally on the other side of the NAS controller, so if the drive is working properly and you pull it off the controller and connect it directly would that normally work, or is there likely some other format for the NAS controller that would not be perceived by the SATA controller directly, cause if it is then I might still be able to see the data if the problem is the controller and not the drive.

And if the... Read more

Answer:Buffalo NAS Internal Drive Format question

Buffalo NAS-Central Forums > Cannot browse my LS-X2.0TL

Buffalo @ NAS-Central > Wiki > EM_Mode
 

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Hi I am running Vista Home Premium and I have got a Buffalo Ext,H/Drive.They have a support site but I sent them a strong complaint and they no longer talk to me.There is a download on the site for making the drive compatible with Vista.Has anyone any knowledge about the proceedure for the order of download? When to plug in the drive and what to actualy load etc It is running but its pure basics.I want formatting,convert to NTFS etc,and to load the free backup program.Regards,Sam Gee.

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hi
ive recently bought a cx500u2 buffalo external hard drive but when i connect it to my pc running vista it goes non responding when i go into my computer or into disk management. i tried it on my laptop running xp and it works fine im at the end of my tether with this plz help
 

Answer:vista wont show my buffalo ext hard drive

http://www.buffalotech.com/knowledgebase/users/kb.php?id=10064&category_id=7&sid2=

Just in case it is a discontinued product, follow the link in this thread
http://www.buffalotech.com/knowledgebase/users/kb.php?id=10153&category_id=7&sid2=
to find a driver, if needed.
 

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Hi Techguys

I get the BSOD with the Bad_Pool_Header error message when I connect a newly purchased external Buffalo 750GB Hard Drive to my PC. I have a HP Pavilion t3560.uk 3.4Mhz Pentium D Dual Core with 2048Mb RAM running Windows XP Home Edition SP3. The Drive worked fine until a couple of weeks in and still works fine in Windows Professional on the same machine and with a backup machine running Windows XP Home with SP3. The drive is a Buffalo 750GB USB 2.0 Drivestation. I have no problem running other Buffalo drives on the PC. The BSOD happens no matter whether the USB is attached at startup or plugged in after.
I have a copy of the BSOD details if that would help. I have about 200GB of multi media files on the drive and I need to solve this problem and get access to it again.
Any help would be really appreciated
 

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Hi guys,
I recently bought a Toshiba satellite click mini, tried to use my external hard drive but its not showing up at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
its a Seagate 250gb hard drive. Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite click mini not reconising external hard drive or external DVD drive

Originally Posted by rachel.nickells


Hi guys,
I recently bought a Toshiba satellite click mini, tried to use my external hard drive but its not showing up at all. Any ideas on how to fix this?
its a Seagate 250gb hard drive. Thanks in advance



Is it usb powered? If so does the hard drive spin up? Are there any clicking noises from the drive?

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HelloI keep my files on my external hard drive. I want to backup such files to another external drive. Can you suggest me a backup/sync solution please?Incremental and automated backup would be nice.I use Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS.I prefer simple to use, reliable software. Open source is a plus.Thank you.

Answer:Can you suggest me a backup solution (external drive to external drive)?

I'd use a simple batch file for the Microsoft OS systems, but the Mac system wont like a batch file. I am not sure of any that run on both platforms so your likely looking for 2 different ways to do this.As far as automated, you could have both external drives attached to the system and either have a scheduled task do this or add it to the startup folder so that when the system boots it syncs both drives.Here is one that I have used that is a simple batch file between XP and 7 systems:With my external drives of same capacity and at letters F: and G: , I perform an xcopy from one to the other, and then the other back to the first in case anything was added to the other and not the first.xcopy f:\*.* g:\*.* /s/d/yxcopy g:\*.* f:\*.* /s/d/yThis works for XP and 7 systems, but haven't tested it with 8 or 8.1 yet.Windows 7 introduced Robocopy and so I would perform the same routine but with Robocopy instead which would work with 7 and 8 or 7 and 8.1. If windows 8 or 8.1 has legacy support for xcopy then the method above will work, otherwise it will error out and you will have to make a batch file with robocopy vs xcopy, and robocopy has different switches than the /s/d/y of xcopy.The amount of time it takes to sync up all depends on how much data needs to copy from one to the other. If the drives are almost completely a match with exeception to some added data, then it would be completed pretty quickly, however if your syncing up one drive to the other and the other is f... Read more

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I have two external drives, one containing the data to be copied and the other to receive the data. The receiving drive already has a little data on it, which needs to remain there.

What is the fastest way to copy this data across?

I tried drag and drop. But the drive A contains 2.7TB of data. My calculations are that the transfer will take about 45 hours!!

Thanks,

Jon

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Each time I attempt to highlight the files on the source drive and drop into the "new" drive the computer appears to analyze/recognize the information from the source drive and calculate the "time remaining" but it just seems to freeze at that point. No error message, it just appears to stop.

I am not trying to transfer all the data at once I highlight a few folders at a time to transfer.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you
 

Answer:Data transfer from one external drive to another external drive

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Looking to buy an external hard drive for backup. This will be used only to backup data periodically. This is certainly a good price ($140):

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1474205

I've never heard of it. Anyone have any experience with that brand?
 

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So I want to clone one external 2TB with another. So one drive is the main use one and another the backup one. So I copy everything over to backup and i store the backup at another house and then I start using the main: deleting and adding/editing files. What is the best software or whatever to allow me, after some time, synchronize/clone the externals again without deleting all on the backup drive and recopying? (main to backup) and make them clones again? ..Adding and deleting or replacing any nonidentical files.. Like where i can press a button on some software and it do the work for me.
Sorry if this is confusing

Answer:Best external to external hard drive synchronized backup plan?

There's a bunch of applications that can do that.

They all work pretty much the same way, but would differ in how easy they are to understand and configure---the interfaces would differ and the help files would differ.

I use FreeFileSync from sourceforge.net.

Others are Syncback, Folder Clone, Karen's Replicator, FBackup, Second Copy, and Synchromagic.

You should be able to configure them to do one or the other of the following:

1: If you delete or modify a file on the "original", it will also be deleted or modified on the backup.

2: If you delete a file on the "original", it will be retained on the backup. If you modify a file, both the modified and unmodified file will be retained on the backup.

It's up to you which choice you prefer. I use the first method, which is often called "mirroring"--one drive is an exact match of the other.

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Thanks!
Sonya

Answer:Scanning an external hard drive for viruses? External Hard drive DRAMA!

In My Computer . . right click the external drive and select Scan with { name of AV }

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Answer:Can i plug a external hard drive in to a external Usb Hub?

go back to the ebay page where this is located.... on the top where the website  url     (page)  is                  right click(highlight the page)  on it and press copy *come back here and  paste that back in your original post..  Lets see how much juice that thing has ?(i would think it  "should" be ok if there is at least 350 watts)

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My HP Z1 Workstation, with an internal solid state drive C: and Windows 10 Professional, has 314 GB used space and 149 GB free. The filesystem is NTFS.I used ?WD My Passport Ultra?, 2 TB from Western Digital, with filesystem NTFS, to create an external USB recovery drive with Windows 10.The system files, 4.45 GB, on my workstation was backed up to this external drive. When it was done "WD My Passport Ultra" had lost capacity from 2TB to 39GB and the file system on the external drive had changed to FAT32.Will there be a problem to recover my HP Z1 Workstation, with filesystem NTFS, from the recovery drive with filesystem FAT 32 ? Can I restore the capasity of the external drive ? Thank you for comment.

Answer:Created an external USB recovery drive and my WD external dr...

Use "Disk Management" to view the partitions on the external disk-drive.I wonder if there now exist multiple partitions on this drive, and that you are viewing only one partition, and that this partition is formatted as FAT32, and that the other partition(s) span most of the 2TB of space.    

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I am, by far, a professional at this so hang in there with me if I confuse you. A few months ago my children broke the screen on my laptop and for a few weeks I was trying to use the External Monitor so it would show up on a monitor my sister gave me. Well I finally got that up and working however, now when I connect my external hard drive to the laptop, it will not show up on the desktop monitor. (The external hard drive is Western Digital).

This external monitor is a new thing for me, actually I knew you could do it but didn't try it as an option until my nephew - who is much younger than me - thought of it lol. Anyway, I have pictures and such on my external hard drive that were put onto the external by the very laptop I am using. I'm not totally sure of the montior I am using, all I can tell you at the moment is it's a Dell. The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A135 S266; the laptop has Vista Home Basic (32 bit) and I believe the desktop monitor is running with Vista too but I'm not sure if that's important since it is only serving as a "view." Anyway, I would love some help with why the drive may not be working with this set up.

Thanks,
Kerri
 

Answer:Help with External Monitor and External Hard Drive

This may seem like a silly question, have you tried the HD on another PC to see if the issue is with that?
Also, are you saying it's not showing up in 'My Computer', or are you not getting the option to open files?
 

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I want to get an external hard drive/dvd burner combo if there is such a thing. To make this question as simple as possible...I need a hard drive that my camera can be plugged into with the firewire. I also need the hard drive that is able to plug in to the USB2 slot on my computer, because
my new Dell doesn't seem to tolerate a firewire card which I installed and then took out and returned to the store. It froze my computer and I tried everything to stabilize it but had no luck. It did work long enough to download 10 min. or so of video and I burned that onto a cd. Thats when I found out I had a dvd-rom not a dvd burner......long story I know. Sorry. I just want to figure out the most economical way now to save my movies and burn them to dvd also using either another external dvd burner or maybe there is a hard drive/dvd burner combo?? Or should I just get two separate externals?
Again: I need the hard drive/burner to plug into my computer with usb2.
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Answer:Solved: External Hard drive OR External Hard drive/dvd-rw combo?

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I have a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54...I've tried the scripts on the dd-wrt to no avail...I'm also a little confused as to which file to use...standard or mini given comments and the grid on the same site which contradict themselves......

It seems like others don't seem to have a problem flashing it...any suggestions for success out there??
 

Answer:Buffalo and DD-WRT help

you gotta use TFTP. I'd suggest tomato. It is a lot easier to install onto the router. I installed tomato on my WHR-HP-54G with the downloaded software that you just double click and it automaticly uploads to the router.
 

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The instructions on Wikipedia have me mightily confused.

This router is causing me some grief with the wireless setup, as although I'm getting a respectable signal strength, the internet just keeps dropping out for some reason. I'm hoping the firmware upgrade will help.

However, it seems you need a degree in Nuclear Astrophysics to be able to do it. Is there a simpler way?
 

Answer:Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 + DD-WRT - how...?

Doesn't look like you need a degree; looks like u need timing.

Slow ninja edit: "Get your tftp ready, hold down the Init (Reset) button on the router, with the Init held down and the Diag blinking, start tftp and immediately release the Init button."
 

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Well I'm getting some strange results...Especially since my old Netgear Bridge is pretty much broken (it won't connect to anything).

First Test I did was Placed the Buffalo router in place of my netgear Router and checked the signal on my wireless USB dongle. It stayed the same. I proceeded to Boost the Signal in DD-WRT using Xmit Power I boosted it from 28 to 100, the signal to the card did not budge...So much for having High signal strength compared to my 3 year old wireless G netgear, or this hack to increase the signal. So far, wasted money.

Now Since my bridge (netgear could still not connect (it can only detect networks, but not connect to them as of last weekend wtf!) It was time to put the router back in place and try the Buffalo as a Bridge.

I placed both routers next to each other; they are roughly 25-30 feet from my Main Router. I enabled the Client Bridge on the Buffalo MIMO Router.

Both Routers had about the same signal I'm getting about 48-60% at this range (Pretty terrible!) DD-WRT However also tells me the signal quality as well which is POOR about 35-39%

Next test was to scan for other local networks. The netgear is picking up all kinds of stuff, between 4 and 7 networks! Some of which appear to have a stronger signal than my own router not more than 30 feet away (say 35%, 40% 65% and 70-99%)
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Answer:Got my New Buffalo WHT-HP-G54 :(

I guess you installed SP2? I never saw any difference with SP2 set to more than 10mw. Only SP1 seems to register changes to the xmit. That's why I stuck with it despite some other improvements in SP2.

Once you get SP1 working, set it to 80mw-100mw and swap it with your landlord's router. Then put your older router back bridge mode. That should be the best combination if you just ordered one. Before you disconnect the landlord's router, be sure to login to release its DHCP connection.
 

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Just bought the buffalo wzr-600dhp router using dd-wrt open source software.

I needed a router I could control bandwidth with with a good QOS feature pack.
QOS kinda works out of the box on this router but setting limits by IP or MAC seems broken.
Cap only works by setting the uplink speed and that is what it stops at.
Just wondering if anyone else has this router and has gotted QOS to work properly?


Also had a hell of a time getting it to work with my isp and DNS apparently these 3 boxes under setup had to be unchecked to get things to work.
Use DNSMasq for DHCP
Use DNSMasq for DNS
DHCP-AuthoritativeDNSmasq
 

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Hello,

I have a Buffalo WLA-G54 wireless switch that I can't find the default IP for. I've tried IPs 192.168.11.1 192.168.1.1 192.168.11.200 and many other default ones...I've tried to reset it by holding the "init" for 15 seconds on the back, and still can not bring up the config page. Ive checked the Buffalo site and there isnt ANYTHING regarding this model. Heeeelpp!!!!! thanks!
 

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I'm looking at various external HD's for backup purposes. Doing a Google I came across this one click here Buffalo HD-HB250U2-1 USB 2.0 Drivestation 250gb. Does anyone have experience of this drive? On the surface it seems very good value for money. Any other recommendations welcome.Thanks,Steve

Answer:Anyone use Buffalo HD-HB250U2-1 Ext HD?

I'll tick this, as I've stuck it in the wrong forum :-/

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Unfortunately, we're clean out of our WHR-HP-G54s and are looking for a comparable replacement.

We used to stock the Linksys WRT54G's but had some issues with them failing at client's and haven't been overly impressed.

The buffalo's have been rock solid, we've sold 100s of them without a single failure.

I don't mind going back to Linksys if that's the way to go, but I'm not afraid to try something different.

It needs to be able to handle DDWRT or Tomato and needs to cost less than $75 shipped as anything more expensive isn't marketable. I buy these in quantity so telling me to get an older version of WRT54G isn't going to happen.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 replacement

have you looked here?

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices

Lists all the supported devices, some new linksys models on there. I have heard good things about the Asus and Belkin routers but can't say for sure based on experience. I have always used the buffalo routers myself.
 

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Just installed one of these for a friend, they pick up the signal from a router to allow a sort of networking but only for the internet (broadband) connection.All works fine very fast download time nut then seems to lose the signal and files stop downloading and web is unavailable.The only thing that will reset it is to reboot when it finds the station again. Its obviously set up OK as it workd for about five minutes perfectly then gives up completely, I've changed the ip adress and thats about the only fine tuning I can find.Any Ideas anyone before I buy 15 metres of patch cable and do things the easy way?

Answer:Buffalo Airstation?

used to be that they came without an external aerial in the pack. I'm nbot sure if that's still the case, but it might be the cause of the problem.

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there's got to be?

Answer:Buffalo WLI-U2-KG125S x64

Having the same problem.
I found someone with 'hacked drivers'. As yet not tried them out, as decided t set up PC with dual boot Vista x64 and XP Home. When know I can restore everything then I'll try them.
Link as follows: Buffalo WLI-U2-KG125S + Vista 64-bit | llamas are missing in bangladesh

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sorry that is not exactly true win-7 does see it but it is unallocated. I have tried to innitialize it but i just get error messages and i have tried to update the drivers but it says that they are up to date so maybe i just need to allocate it but i dont know how. Thankyou for any help

Answer:buffalo hdd not detected by win-7

If there's nothing you want to keep on it, right click it in disk management and format it to NTFS.

If there is stuff to keep, look online for a partition repair utility.

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All,

I installed a HP MV 2120 Media Vault to act as a mini-server for my media files. It has not been acting very reliable, dropping out when I transfer large (>1GB) files.

The guys over at the Media Vault forum suggested I change my Linksys router for a Buffalo (WHR-HP-G54).

I got the thing today, but the software (router configuration wizard) won't run on Win 7 (Build 7000). Incompatible OS it says.

Options?

Thanks again.

Answer:Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 Router

Okay I got it. Configured the thing though Firefox. I think it did solve the drop-out problem I was having.

No thanks to Buffalo Tech support.

Off to the HP forum to thank those guys.

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Hello.I have a ADSL BT Voyager 210 unlocked with AOL as my ISP- it's connected via USB. I finally got the modem working, but now I can't get my router to work. I have the Buffalo AirStation WHR-HP-G54. It's not connected properly because it's not connected to my computer via an ethernet cable, because if I do connect it with the ethernet cable my computer loses it's internet conncetion. I've got an ethernet cable connected from my modem to my router, and that's it. Will this not work, do I have to connect the ethernet cable formt he router to my computer? I can't access the website (the one where you put in the IP). Thanks for any advice on what I should do.

Answer:Buffalo Router and AOL

I've got it working to some extent but now when I type in the IP (192.168.11.1) it says the URL doesn't exist on the buffalo website.

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Hi, Hope this is in the right section.....

Ive got a Teraststaion which is up and running in the office on two computers (one Mac and One PC) as well as a laptop. We want to be able to take the laptop to other place (e.g. bosses address) and still connect to the TeraStation. Ive called BT who told me I needed to set up an FTP which they've done for me. But I still cant see the TeraStation on the laptop out of the office. Do I need a VPN (never done one of these before and not entirely sure how its different from an FTP) or do I need do so something with the settings on the TeraStation?

Sorry but I really think I need the idiots guide here as this is a bit more beyond me than I thought it would be!

Thanks in advance!
Dotty
 

Answer:Buffalo NAS TeraStation help set up

If you have been set up to connect to the Terastation via FTP while away from the office, then that is exactly what you need to do. You cannot 'see' the drive when you are away from the office. FTP requires either a dedicated public IP address or port forwarding done at the router to the Terastation. The easiest way to do this would be contact BT and have them tell you how to connect to it, then use an FTP client like Filezilla or WinSCP, Realistically, both FTP and VPN require advanced networking to setup properly. Are you sure your Terastation does not provide some kind of web service that you can use to connect to it remotely?
 

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Hello Everybody.
This is the problem i'm facing with a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 access point and a switch.
I wanna use the Buffalo as router. I'm connecting the Buffalo Wan port to the DSL modem and one of his lan ports to a PC. Everything is working fine and connection is up.

If i connect the second port of the Buffalo to a switch connected with 6 other PC, the link led on the Buffalo blinks (showing no correct connection) and the led on the switch doesn't light up.
Same thing happens if i connect the second port of the Buffalo directly to another PC network card. On the network card the link led doesn't light up and on the Buffalo the led blinks.

Which is the mistake ?

Thanks in advance for your help

Podarce
 

Answer:Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 and Lan Switch

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Hello Major Members,

I have a Buffalo NAS (LS-V2.0tl) that appears to be working via a shared drive, but doesn't seem to work as a bit torrent drive. It has a steady red continuous light on that I'm unable to fix. Originally, I would just play with the function key because it was blinking in intervals of three. The only thing that happened while playing with the function key is that it is now a steady red light.

Once upon a time, I remember that there was a software fix for this but have seen it since.

Any ideas or assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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So I ordered the Buffalo router recommended on the "help me pick a router" thread and am awaiting its arrival. I have been doing a little reading over at the DD-WRT site and also searched for the latest build for this router. The router itself is not listed. There is some talk about instabilities and shortcomings with the current DD-WRT builds on their forum.
My question is this. What version shall I upgrade to upon receiving the router? Or, should I just try it out with the factory installed DD-WRT and see what happens? What have you all done with this router?
Any feedback is appreciated. My plan is to get it set up quickly, minimizing down time as wife is minimally tolerant of that sort of thing! I don't want to hear any "It worked fine before, why did you need to upgrade?"
Thanks,
Pat
 

Answer:Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H

Well after looking at the site your best bet would be the most recent firmware released 4/03/12 from buffalo, as it does not appear that dd-wrt has any firmware on their site.
Here is the ftp, you can also find the link via the buffalo site here.

Good luck as from what I have read this is a very flaky with dd-wrt. I hope the issues have been resolved in the newest firmware.
 

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Hi iv been looking to replace my current NAS, im looking at two 4TB Buffalo Linkstation's the LS-WX4.0TL/R1 & LS-WV4.0TL/R1-EU.

i have looked on their website at the specs but i cant see any difference between the two? also i would like to know what HD's they have in them, if anyone knows?

Many thanks
 

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I have a Buffalo Linkstation Quad with 4x 1TB disks in it, they are configured into 2x RAID 1 arrays of 1TB each, giving me a total of 2TB Storage.

My question is, is 2x RAID 1 arrays considered `safe` from a redundancy point of view?

I`m toying with the idea of a QNAP ts-419u+ -->> http://www.qnap.com/pro_detail_feature.asp?p_id=190.

I like the idea that it can use 2.5" and/or 3.5" drives, but there seems to be one thing missing.... some kind of torrent support.

Does anyone know of a nice NAS with upgradeable disks with decent performance that supports FTP, DLNA, BitTorrent, rack-mount would be nice, as would a web server but neither of these are deal-breakers/essential, oh, and support for a different RAID level (to be recommended here) RAID 5 maybe??

Many thanks
 

Answer:Buffalo NAS (I know, I know) and RAID 1

419 supports torrents?

Features - http://www.qnap.com/pro_detail_feature.asp?p_id=190 - supports RAID 5...this seems to be what you want..



Download Station & QGet
QNAP NAS features Download Station for high-speed BitTorrent, HTTP (including RapidShare support), and FTP download without PC. RSS download (broadcatching) is also supported for automatic BitTorrent download. QGet is a powerful utility which can be installed on any Windows or Mac computers to manage the download tasks of multiple Turbo NAS servers remotely (LAN/WAN).Click to expand...

http://www.qnap.com/fw_v34/DSV2.aspx?lang=eng

I wouldn't use a torrent engine from a NAS. Personally.

Is this for a home? If so,

http://www.qnap.com/pro_detail_feature.asp?p_id=183

Edit: Comments on raid levels:

I prefer RAID 5 for most file/application use.
Detailed look at pro/con of RAID levels: http://www.prepressure.com/library/technology/raid
 

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I am using a Buffalo WHR G54S router, with Road runner cable internet. My issue is that when i try to run a simple internet setup the DHCP just says conforming and it goes on for no end. So i try a manual setup. I get all the needed info quad checked it all and entered it. Whatdya know the manual setup and my cabling is okay as said by my router. Heres the issue it goes to what is called name resolution and i get an error message everytime? What the heck is name resolution and what is going on? I know im not that great with computers but im not totally brain dead like some people i know who didnt even know how to copy and paste V.V

OH and its wired setup.
I have the DHCP adress but i have yet to see an option to put it in.
 

Answer:Need help with buffalo router.

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Hello, I hope someone can help. I have just installed a buffalo Airstation G54 Sdsl modem router.I now get the (3) computers to connect to the wireless network, but the router drops the internet connection and I have to go through setup again to reconnect.Any help would be appreciated

Answer:Buffalo Airstation G54

Sorry that should be Adsl modem router

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DD-WRT Partners with Buffalo. Press Release here. Very interesting news to me.
 

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I have a Linksys router atm for my Virgin connection, but I'm moving soon and need a router/modem. I've read a rave review in a mag of the Buffalo WBMR-G125. I'm thinking about getting this, or the Linksys Wireless-G. Does anyone have experience of these routers?Many thanks.

Answer:Buffalo or Linksys?

I've had a Linksys WAG54GX2 connected to desktop by ethernet and matching wireless laptop card for about a year. Big house, some concrete walls - good signal. Bit of a pain to set up but works very well.

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Morning,I've got the above wireless router which has worked well up until last sunday, I got round the problem and then it happened again on Tuesday.The problem im having is that the computer using the buffalo adapter is struggling to recquire a network address and my wireless laptop won't log on with the correct SSID and AES key.I've used AOSS to setup the network, which works really well. To get round the problem I was having I cancelled AOSS, unplugged everything and deleted any profiles for that connection, re-plugged in everything and started AOSS from the router and the buffalo adapter, this set up another secure wireless network automatically. This worked a treat for two days then it happened again.Does anybody know why this is happening or can help me stop it from happening. Its pretty easy to restart the AOSS, its just annoying that I need to keep doing it. Its stopping others in the house from using the net while im out or away as im the only 1 who knows what to do.My PC wired to the router works fine all the time so im guessing that the router is changing some wifi settings itself . Maybe I might be better binning AOSS and setting up the wireless side manually.Thanks for any help

Answer:Buffalo AirStation WHR-HP-G54

Take a read ON Buffalo AOSSclick here

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Don't you love networking?
So I have a Buffalo WLI-PCM-L11G wireless card for my laptop and I'm trying to get it to work with my router, which has WPA enabled. I guess this card doesn't support WPA, however, I read something about a WPA supplicant and couldn't figure out exactly what it is or how to use it. Can anyone help me?
Thank you!
 

Answer:WPA with Buffalo WLI-PCM-L11G

Some old adapters don't support WPA, but many do with a driver update. Do you have the latest driver for the adapter?
 

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Hi
I've got a Buffalo Linkstation 120, great bit of kit but with one annoyance, if it's powered off there appears to be no way to power it back up without actually pressing the button on the front.
It's currently situated in the loft so it's a bit inconvenient. I've tried several WOL programs but with no luck so far.

Any tips or workarounds would be gratefully received.

Andy
 

Answer:Buffalo Linkstation 120

I, too, have a Buffalo Linkstation 120. There is no mention of wake on LAN in the user manual, nor is there any mention of it in the FAQ section on Buffalo's web site. I cannot imagine that there is a way to accomplish it since wake on LAN is a feature that, on PC's, must be supported in the BIOS. If the Linkstation does not have that feature, I doubt it could be added.

Since the Linkstation is a network attached storage device running its own operating system, it's similar to a file server and can be kept running 24/7. I have had mine for over six months and I leave it on continuously so that all the PC's in my home have access to it.

Out of curiosity...why do turn it off? Or is it that you lose power and then must power it back on manually.
 

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Hi, I have recently installed Windows 7 on an old Dell PC which works fine. The original OS being XP. It doesn't have a wireless card installed on it. I have a Buffalo Air Navigator Wireless G Usb Model WLI-U2-KG125S. I have had this working on older machines but I cannot install it on the Windows 7 PC. The disc which states Ver 9.2.2 starts to install then just hangs. I've left it running for hours while it says installing but halfway through it just stops loading. As soon as I pull the stick out it cancels. Is it compatible with Windows 7? If not are there other drivers that I can use? I have asked on Buffalo's forum but have had no reply's. Thank you for any assistance.
 

Answer:Buffalo Air Navigator

http://bobby.ironhammers.org/solved-buffalo-air-station-wireless-g-drivers-windows-7-64-bit/

Well this might help, it is not quite the same model but you never know.

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/9198-x64-wlan-adapter-drivers-buffalo.html

Or have a look above,

Have you tried Compatability Mode ??

Seems like it works fine in linux os's,

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1044534
 

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anyone here using one? Whats good & whats not? and are you using the file replication function? ta

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Buffalo Router model whrhpg54 does not recognise username and password of internet account despite being recognised on the modem while being wired up. Resetting the router does not help as it the router says username/password maybe incorrect.

Wired connection is not a problem
Wireless connection does not recognise username/password

What steps can i take to solve this ?

Thanks
 

Answer:Help with Buffalo Router...

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