I could access a 1tb Buffalo-link wireless drive with my old windows 7 laptop, and put a lot of media files on it.

Recently I bought a Linux Ubuntu laptop and have tried to access it with the network button but there is no sign of it.

  • How exactly you connected in your windows system? – Braiam Jan 19 '14 at 18:16

In Nautilus go to Files > Connect to server

You can enter manually the address of the network drive by entering smb://ipaddress/sharename.

  • Whenever I do that I get an oops something went wrong message saying Unhandled error message: Failed to mount Windows share: Connection timed out – user237644 Jan 19 '14 at 21:09
  • @user237644 - I get the same error when I try to reach the share when I dont have connection. Can you ping the network drive? – r00n Jan 20 '14 at 15:49

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