I was having some issues with hardware I recently purchased.
Here's what I bought. I'll include links to provide further information if needed...because I'm certainly not knowledgeable with this stuff.
Glyph GT050Q external hard drive
SYBA 1394b firewire card
Here's the problem:
I was only getting firewire 400 speeds instead of 800. So I downloaded the latest drivers for the card from the manufacturers website and no change. Eventually I stumbled upon unibrain.com firewire800 drivers. At the same time, I also noticed that the card I bought was showing up in the device manager as a network card.
So, I installed the new "800" drivers and bam: full speed......but now, I couldn't get online....something to do with my pc detecting 2 "network" cards, I assume. At "400" w/manufacturer drivers everything worked...just slower 400 transfer speeds to the external HD.
Clicking around, I find "enable network bridge" or something like that. So, I highlighted "both" of my "network" cards and bridged them. Now, I get the 800 speeds and my online connection functions normally. Is this a bad way to accomplish what I want? Is there a better way to go?
Edited by IHateRap, 18 January 2009 - 04:41 PM.