I had a WD My Book USB drive connected to the laptop as a storage/backup device. I have just purchased a new modem, Linksys X3500 that has a usb connection so I moved the harddrive to the modem so my other devices (android phone and tablet) could use content from it.
Both the android devices can see the drive, it shows as X3500USB.
However the laptop, running Win8, does not.
If I run the WD backup software it does not see the drive, if I move it back to the laptop it finds it.
I have run the WD Link software to detect drives on the network but it sees nothing.
What do I need to do to make the drive accessible by the laptop?
Oh, the laptop connects by WiFi to the modem.