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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:11 AM
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:41 AM
I doubt it somehow. If it disconnects randomly, or you get warnings that the device is already in use, it's more likely that another device like a network printer is using the same IP address which has been assigned to the NAS. Using the printer would cause both the disconnection and the warning that the device is already in use.
It is a Buffalo Link Station Duo Dual-Drive Shared Storage (NAS) Model #: LS-WX1.0TL/R1
Yesterday, for the first time, my husbands laptop also lost the connection to the NAS, so now I'm thinking it's the drive and not be my laptop causing the problem. He got the same errors and everything that I do when mine disconnects.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:24 PM
Edited by coxchris, 20 April 2012 - 01:32 PM.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:54 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:47 AM
No cause for concern. Although hackers regularly scan for unpatched vulnerabilities, they scan a whole IP block which will contain several thousand IP addresses of which one of them will be yours. As long as your system is fully patched, you don't have to worry.
I think I might have accidentally stumbled on the solution to my problem. Was trying to get some work done, and every time I attempted to access the drive, BitDefender alerted me that it was blocking a port scan. (First time it's done that.) Once I turned off the block, I connected to my drive with ease and so far, three days and counting, I have not lost the connection. Just today, my husband lost his connection to the drive, went into BitDefender, turned off the port scan block, and the drive immediately reconnected. Assuming this is not a mere coincidence, my concern now is whether allowing port scans may cause a security issue, and if so, is there a way to allow a port scan from the drive while still blocking others.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:07 AM
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