I have used a maxtor central axis storage for the last 3 years wthout any problem in my networked work environment. I recently brought it home to connect to my network at home to use and be able to access saved files. I have attached to my Verizon wireless router via the ethernet Lan port - but when I run the software - it tells me the centeal axis drive is not found. I have gone out and bought a crossover cable to try and connect to my computer directly - but - it does not show up on my network drives nor when I run the software. When I have it connected directly to my computer - I check my network connection and it tells me the IP address is 169.254.43.154. When I take this address and plug it into my browser - it tells me I have an internet connection error. I have pinged the 126.96.36.199 using the cmd function and the packets come back 0% lost. Can someone help me get accss to my files? I have unistalled and reinstalled the maxtor software. I have resert the maxtor central axis. I have rebooted all devices. help. TIA!