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    Question Connecting Seagate Central with Telecom VDSL Modem

    I have a 4TB Seagate Central Shared Storage drive. Unfortunately I can't work out how to connect it to my network. I recently moved house and went from a Fibre connection to VDSL. We went with the Telecom modem which is a Technicolor TG589vn v2. It seems I need a modem/router with an Ethernet port. Do I need to replace the Telecom modem or can I do anything else? I have a couple of older routers from my ADSL days if they can be utilised in any way.

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    Default Re: Connecting Seagate Central with Telecom VDSL Modem

    I've not had very much luck with the TG589Vn series, for the better part there was issues with DHCP not giving out leases and other stupid things that *really* put me off them.

    Unfortunately trying to utilize an ADSL router on a VDSL2 connection isn't going to do you much good, different technologies.

    Basically at first you need to hook the Seagate drive up to your network through the ethernet port, and then "tell" the device how to connect to your WiFi network.
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    Default Re: Connecting Seagate Central with Telecom VDSL Modem

    How do I go about that? The modem only has Ethernet out ports - not an Ethernet in. Or are you saying I could use one of my old routers for the config and then not use it any more?

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    Default Re: Connecting Seagate Central with Telecom VDSL Modem

    There's no difference. Just plug the router into the hard drive. Ethernet ports aren't a "one way" thing.
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    Default Re: Connecting Seagate Central with Telecom VDSL Modem

    So when I log in to the laptop I should see the drive as a network device?

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    Default Re: Connecting Seagate Central with Telecom VDSL Modem

    I have my Synology DS209+ simply connected to my TG589vn with a short ethernet cable. It appears on my network as a device and everything can see it ok. Assuming everything is operating correctly on your network I cannot see any reason why your Seagate Storage Drive would not work the same way.

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    Default Re: Connecting Seagate Central with Telecom VDSL Modem

    You *may* need to do some initial setup first, but yeah, that's basically the theory...
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    Default Re: Connecting Seagate Central with Telecom VDSL Modem

    Thanks both. I now have the drive up and running. Will play around with it a bit and make sure everything is working.

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    Default Re: Connecting Seagate Central with Telecom VDSL Modem

    Quote Originally Posted by Miami Steve View Post
    How do I go about that? The modem only has Ethernet out ports - not an Ethernet in.
    It has a built in 5-port switch - with one port connected internally to the xDSL router. Nothing special there, just a bog-standard switch. You can connect whatever you like to it; another switch, another WAP, NAS, PC, whatever.
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