I'm having issues trying to setup the n1200. It arrived this afternoon with a drive allready installed. Hooked it up to a linksys wrt54g, loaded the setup and wizard and then nothing.
The wizard cant seem to find the device and i havent been able to find or ping it in any way. Tried resetting it, tried hooking up my laptop with an ethernet cable, tried a different router it's just not showing up. The control LEDs dont give any indication that anything is wrong with it.
Am i missing something obvious or is this things NIC just dead?
Yeah the lights were fine and yeah its set to 192.168.1.x , I seemed to have fixed it.
I thought the n1200 booted fine because the lights went on and the fan started working but i was suspicious there was no hard disk activity. After reading a comment on these boards i tried removing the hard drive and booting the n1200 without it.
Now after turning it on and the fan spinning up there was a loud beep and lo and behold i could find the n1200 on the network.
I placed the drive back and tried to boot it again to no avail. Removed it again and it booted without problems. I set the jumper to limit the drive to 1,5 Gb/s and placed it back in the n1200 without attaching any screws and it finally worked.
Formatted the disk and completed setup, turned off the n1200 to put the screws back in and again it wouldnt boot properly. It only seems to boot if the hard drive is connected without the internal metal casing screwed on.
The holes that attach the metal case to the unit seem to be too far back so the sata connecters arent seated properly. However i am not 100% sure of this. The drive is a seagate barracuda 7200.10 500GB btw.
The unit is working now but it has its belly exposed as im not able to secure the disk into place. Undecided on wether i want to return it, mapping it on the network and bittorrent work fine alltho i am having issues running it as an iTunes server and i need to find a creative way to secure the disk into place.
Any thoughts, is it the seagate drive or the way its seated into the n1200?
I had that exact same problem (booting the N1200 up with a Seagate drive in it). Sometimes it boots and sometimes it doesn't regardless of whether the speed is at 1.5 or 3Gb/s which at first I thought to be the case.
I've tried different Seagate drives in different capacities (500GB/750GB) with the same problem.
And so I switched to a Hitachi 500GB drive and the problem has gone away since.
There is one thing I haven't tried and that is to disable Spread Spectrum on these Seagate drives. Seagate drives are default with SSC enabled (at least with the ones I got) and I have seen it causing detection problems in other external enclosures. To change the settings, you'd need to get a utililty (sscset.exe), just google for it.