This article explains how to “map” to a NAS drive attached to your local network in Windows Vista. A NAS(Network Attached Storage) drive is an extra hard drive that can be plugged into your home network and accessed from any computer – although originally intended as data backup devices, many NAS drives are sold as media drives, allowing you to store all of your music, photographs and videos in one place, and then “streaming” the content to computers and media players anywhere in your home. These devices simply plug into your router with a standard Ethernet cable and become instantly visible to any computer on the network. “Mapping” is the process whereby your computer makes a connection to such a device.
To prevent unauthorised access to such information, most NAS drives require you to e...Read more