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02-12-2009 07:53 PM
I've got a Media Vault 2120 on my wireless network, and it works fine with our home PCs and wireless laptop, but just got a MacBook Pro, and can't connect.
I can ping the MV, but when I try to connect (Go/Connect to Server..., and enter the IP address), I get a Connection Failed error. OS X has added afp:// to the front of the IP address.
Is this a Mac thing, or am I doing something wrong?
07-08-2009 12:44 PM
Pretty sure that model should work. I'd call support to find out. The team can be a pain to find in the voice prompts. Call the usual HPInvent number and use the following prompts:
1) Technical Support
2) Something Else (thats not a filler, just say Something Else)
3) A HP Mediasmart Server
I've had bad luck getting to them with the "A" at the beginning of "A HP Mediasmart server"
07-09-2009 07:42 PM
If it is a Mac use smb (typically windows shares), instead of afp (usually mac to mac sharing)... that should work...
OS X assumes the connection is afp, unless you specify otherwise. so if the IP of your mediavault was 192.168.1.10, for example, use smb://192.168.1.10 in the server address field when trying to connect.
If you have any questions, let me know.
02-03-2010 09:43 AM
I am new to this user forum.
I have no problems seeing and accessing the hpmediavault with my MacBook (Leopard and now Snow Leopard).
I have set up file sharing in system preferences. Make sure you select share using SMB (click on the option button)
In Finder you can connect to the media vault with the device or name (usually hpmediavault).
In Finder select Go, Connect to server in the address field type in smb://hpmediavault
It is also possible to configure your Mac to use Time Machine to backup on the Media Vault.
11-19-2011 02:36 PM
With OSX Lion, we have a new challenge. Time Machine is only compatible with some network-attached storage products.
Details of the issue and one vendor's solution are noted at the following links:
Since my Media Vault is out-of-warranty, I cannot ask HP directly for status on their own resolution. Has anyone worked with HP on this?